What does pineapple and pine cones have in common? You probably figured it out since they both have pine in their names, but if you didn't, let me tell you. The word pineapple was first recorded in 1398 to describe the reproductive organs of conifer trees which is now called pine cones according to Wikipedia.
Ok, all my educational friends, I know that Wikipedia is not a credible source in your eyes but we are going to use it for this purpose because it is interesting. I did not even make the connection between the two but maybe my spanish speakers did because pineapples are called piña "pinecone" in Spain.
Pineapples are supposedly great for digestive issues and have been said to help with inflammatory issues by either eating or applying topically. I have not tried the topical route but I think I will find out more about this and share later.
What I really want to show you is how I cut up a pineapple. It is really easy and a cheap fruit to buy when in season, which is right now, April & May but can be March through July.
So get to the store and buy a pineapple while they are in season and cheap. If you do buy one, enjoy!