Making Carbs Count pineapples

KITLIVING

recipe overleaf

80g of tinned or fresh pineapple

counts as one of your five a day.

Per 100g pineapples contain

a good amount of vitamin C

(80% of your RDA*), calories 50;

carbohydrate 13% (of which sugar

10g), 1.4g dietary fibre (5% of your

RDA), zero fat or cholesterol. *RDA

+ recommended daily amount.

NUTRITION

P

ineapples have become

Britain's fastest growing

fruit in popularity,

with even sales of the

'marmite' of all pizzas,

the Hawaiian, soaring. According to

Tesco, in the last year demand for whole

pineapples has increased by nearly 15%

on last year, with more shoppers buying it

because of its versatility as an ingredient

in main dishes, desserts and juices.

Tesco has been responding by

introducing new pineapple varieties,

including prepared snacking slices for

added convenience leading to snacking

pineapple fingers up by 30%.

Meanwhile sales of pineapple juice are

up by more than 20% too. Tesco fresh

pineapple buyer Morgan Jaquemet says,

"Pineapples have become the fruit taste

of the moment and could soon rival the

avocado as a once niche fruit suddenly

gaining mainstream popularity. Demand

has jumped because of being seen as

a versatile and healthy food - it's even

made its way onto the BBQ in the summer

months. Last year we even sold pineapples

at Halloween as a rival to the pumpkin for

kids to carve into a scary face."

Pineapples were brought to Europe

by early explorers such as Christopher

Columbus and became fashionable

among European royalty. They were then

cultivated in hot houses on the richest

estates, and there is a painting of Charles

II receiving what is believed to be the first

cultivated pineapple on British soil from

his gardener from around 1675. At that

point pineapples were the ultimate status

symbol, because having one meant you'd

had the funds to build a pinery to grown

To see a guide from Waitrose on how to safely prepare a

pineapple, click the pic above.

them in and the three years of labour to

produce the first fruit.

No need to wait

In news from another leading supermarket

chain, Waitrose has announced that Costa

Rica will become the first country outside

Africa to join its Waitrose Foundation,

which currently funds projects in Ghana,

Kenya and South Africa. The foundation

aims to expand the scheme to 12

countries by 2020. Customers can now

see the Waitrose Foundation logo on

the retailer's Costa Rican wholehead

pineapples. The specific projects are

chosen in collaboration with workers and

their communities - it is expected that

investment in local education is likely to

be a high priority in Costa Rica.

Tor Harris, Head of Sustainability and

Responsible Sourcing for Waitrose, says,

''Customers will know when they buy

our Costa Rican wholehead pineapples

that the workers who grow them are

benefitting directly. This demonstrates

our commitment to treating people in our

supply chains fairly and with respect.''

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