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Pineapples and Charleston: A Love Affair with Hospitality

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The Staple of Charleston: Pineapples

By now, we’ve all heard that pineapples are symbols of hospitality in the United States, but there is one place where this is especially prominent: Charleston, South Carolina. Known to be the most visited city in South Carolina, perhaps Charleston’s most famous pineapple piece, their pineapple fountain, draws hundreds of thousands of onlookers every year. Now, in a state that doesn’t even grow pineapples, how did they become such an iconic piece? 

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The Sloths Living Among Perfect Pineapples

Sloth on a Branch in a Rainforest

Fun Facts About the Majestic Costa Rican Sloths

When thinking of Costa Rica, what comes to mind? Perhaps the plentiful Perfect Pineapples growing in the sunshine, or maybe you think of the famous creatures known for their next-level laziness living among those pineapples. Costa Rica is famously known for their two types of sloths: Hoffman’s Two-Toed Sloth and the Brown-throated Three-Toed Sloth. These laid-back guys spend their days in the slow lane among the lush rainforests they call home while napping and snacking to their heart’s content. Sounds like the life, right?

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How Long Will Your Cut Pineapple Last?

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You Cut Your Pineapple, Now What?

We’ve all picked out a ripe pineapple and cut in for a juicy bite. Then, you get full. As delicious as the Perfect Pineapple is, you can’t eat the whole fruit in one sitting. Now comes the age-old question: how long can I keep this pineapple that I’ve already cut? Nothing is worse than cutting your Perfect Pineapple only to go back wanting to eat it later and realizing that it’s not as good as it once was. Well, strap in, because today we’re going to solve the mystery that is the longevity of a cut pineapple.

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Say Cheers to Memorial Day with a Pineapple Cocktail

Pineapple Cocktail

Cool for the Summer

Summer is all about staying cool and shredding the waves at the local beach? Cool. Loading up a drink chest with ice? Cooler. Chilling out with an extravagant pineapple cocktail? Coolest.

As the unofficial kickoff to the season, Memorial Day is the perfect time to bust out some new recipes that will keep you and your crew happy all summer long. Not only do smoothies and drinks made with pineapples taste good, but they’re also good for you. We’ve pulled together a couple of our favorite pineapple drinks, so head to the store to pick up the perfect pineapples and read on.

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Gut Health: How Pineapples Can Improve Your Gut Health

Pineapple for Gut Health

Stress Can Affect Gut Health

We blame the brain as the source of all of our stress, but the truth is that our gut health holds more anxiety and stress than we realize. 

The idea that our well-being can come from our stomachs is based on sound evidence. Up to 95% of our serotonin (a.k.a. the happy hormone) is made in the gut, along with trillions of other bacteria that produce different neurochemicals for our brains to learn, remember and regulate mood. 

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The Benefits of Blending Pineapple with Other Fruits

Blending Pineapple

Get Your Vitamins by Blending Pineapples!

It’s no secret that pineapples are one of the healthiest tropical fruits. Blending Pineapples with other fruits is a great way to get your vitamins. Pineapple is loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, and other helpful compounds that can help protect against inflammation and disease. With plenty of Vitamin B6, copper, manganese, thiamine, and Vitamin C, pineapple juice supplements our body’s natural immunity. It can even boost your protection against the common cold!

Even better, pineapple is one of the most delicious tropical fruits out there. Blending pineapple with other fruits and vegetables is easy to do and makes for a tasty smoothie.

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Marketing Pineapples for Increased Demand this Spring

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Marketing Pineapples by Creating Need for Springtime Meals

Whatever Punxatawney Phil might say, spring is right around the corner. As the calendar starts to turn, there is no better time to start marketing pineapples as a fantastic fruit to consume all year round! Grilling outside, picnicking, and enjoying holidays are all great opportunities for people whose first thought might not be citrus to add pineapples to their menu.

There are many avenues on how to promote pineapple sales between the months of March and June. Some campaigns might involve adding or substituting pineapple into an already favorite dish, while others might push the envelope as families look to find new traditions in 2022. Keep in mind a similarity with all of these marketing tips and tricks to share a common theme of making experiences that can only be enjoyed to their fullest by including pineapple.

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Immune System Benefits of Pineapple

Immune System

How Pineapple Can Boost Your Immune System and Combat Against Diseases (Including COVID-19)

Prickly on the outside, yet sweet on the inside, pineapples are delicious fruits with many more immune system benefits than meet the eye. Your first thought may be floating in a pool with a sugary drink, but these tropical beauties are actually a great way to sneak a variety of vitamins and nutrients into your diet. Crush them up into a smoothie, cook them up with game day treats, or just eat them raw, you can’t go wrong! 

Old tales from sailors say that fruit like pineapples would prevent scurvy when adventuring on the high seas. Now, thanks to modern scientific research, we have learned that pineapples do, in fact, help prevent viral infections.

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Valentine’s Day Pineapple Crafts for Kids

Valentine's Pineapple

Spread the Valentine’s Day Love with Pineapples!

Pineapples are a symbol of hospitality and friendship. That makes it the perfect fruit to influence hands-on and creative crafts with children for Valentine’s Day. What better way to celebrate than to incorporate the holiday of love with kid-friendly pineapple arts?

Here are three fun and simple DIY Valentine’s Day pineapple crafts that will keep your kids amused and engaged. 

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Perfect Pineapple Super Bowl Party Recipes

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On February 13th, fans will gather to celebrate America’s biggest professional sporting event: The Super Bowl. When the 2021 season ends, households everywhere will host viewing parties for Super Bowl 56. Most viewers are true football enthusiasts, some prefer the half-time show and others are most excited about catching funny commercials during the game. However, there’s one thing we can all agree is the priority when it comes to a Super Bowl party: The snacks! At Chestnut Hill Farms, we have rounded up our favorite Super Bowl party recipes—with a pineapple twist, of course!

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