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Sweeten Your Summer With Pineapple Salad

Pineapple Salad

Pineapple Meets Vegetables for a Taste Explosion

We all love a lil’ somethin’ sweet. Especially in the summer, it can be tempting to reach for an ice cream cone. However, there are other food combinations that can be just as sweet, without the calories and added sugars. Creating a tasty pineapple salad will keep you refreshed by the pool, at the beach, and relaxing with friends. 

Pineapples are a beneficial fruit for our bodies because they are high in vitamin C, B6, and magnesium. Especially while sweating in the hot summer sun, we can use every nutrient we can get. When trying to eat healthy it is great to have those extra vitamins and even better when it comes from something as delicious as pineapple.

It’s not all about the pineapple! Salad greens contain many vitamins and healthy components key to a well-rounded diet. Greens contain vitamin A and C, calcium, and fiber and are naturally low in calories and sodium. 

There are many different ways to create a perfect pineapple summer salad fit for any occasion. Feel free to experiment with the different ingredient lists, toss everything together, and voila—a culinary masterpiece!

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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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Celebrate the Summer Months with Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple

Try These Grilled Pineapple Recipes This Summer

The sun is shining, the weather is beautiful, and there’s no better way to soak it up than spending time outdoors. Don’t limit your outdoor time to relaxing in the pool, getting active, and fishing – get cooking outside too, with grilled pineapple!

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Why Gen Z Should Choose a Career in Agriculture

Agriculture Farmer

The Benefits of Starting A Career In Agriculture at a Young Age

In the lush green fields of Costa Rica, Costa Rican farmers carry a deep love for the land – growing popular crops like coffee and pineapple and putting Costa Rica on the map of global agriculture.

Yet, today, the Ukraine-Russia war and the COVID-19 pandemic have disrupted food supply chains across the globe. Food prices will continue to rise in 2022, according to the head of Cargill Inc., who also underlined labor shortages as one of the biggest risks facing the industry.

Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of starting an agriculture career early in life.

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How Pineapples Can Enhance Your Weight Loss Journey

Pineapple for Weight Loss

Add a Tropical Twist to Your Weight Loss Journey

The world’s worst kept secret is probably that pineapples have a ton of health benefits. They’re loaded with key nutrients like vitamin C, assist in boosting your immunity, and contain disease-fighting antioxidants. Did you know our favorite citrus fruit can also enhance your weight loss journey? The natural properties of pineapple can save you calories and assist with burning fat.

Read along to learn more about how pineapple is great for your health and can aid in weight loss.

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Upcoming Community Events in Florida

Pineapple Event

Get Your Pineapple Fix at these Florida Events

When you think of a pineapple, you might think of a tropical setting, a fruit salad, vitamins, and nutrients, or a sweet, tangy taste. But pineapples are also a symbol of friendship, celebrations, warm welcomes, and hospitality. They can be used to unite with loved ones or meet new people. It’s also a great way to bring the community together to fellowship or give back. Pineapple themed events are a great way to come together and celebrate our favorite tropical fruit.

With that in mind—mark your calendars! Check out these upcoming events in Florida that fully embody the spirit of pineapple to connect with the community.

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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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Are Pink Pineapples Natural and Safe?

Pink Pineapple

What is a Pink Pineapple?

Even citrus fruits are getting in on the millennial pink trend. Also known as the Pinkglow or Rosé pineapples, pink pineapple is precisely just that: a pineapple with pale pink flesh. It has a sweeter and less acidic taste than traditional yellow pineapples. They do not have a crown of leaves at the top because they’re harvested by hand.

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with Pineapple

Mother's Day

Make Mother’s Day Sweet and Tropical This Year

Consider this your annual reminder—Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Have you picked out flowers and the perfect card? Why not spoil them on their special day by treating them like the royalty they are with the original status symbol: pineapple!

If you are looking for a sweet way to treat your mother this year we have plenty of tropical ways you can do that. Keep reading for pineapple crafts and treats to make this Mother’s Day one for the ages.

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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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