Most people eat pineapple just because it tastes delicious. But the prickly tropical fruit is jam-packed with vitamins and minerals that make it one of the most helpful, healthful foods you can eat.
By Linda Orlando
When most people think of pineapples, they think of Hawaii, and images of pineapple plantations like the one Elvis gyrated on in the movie Blue Hawaii. But although Hawaii is one of the world's leading producers of pineapple, it wasn't even grown there until the late 1700s. Pineapples probably originated in the Brazil and Paraguay areas of South America, and from there it was transplanted to the Caribbean. When Columbus discovered the Caribbean islands