Tips & Tall Tales

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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Marketing Pineapples for Increased Demand this Spring

Marketing Pinaepple

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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Mental Health: How Pineapples Can Help

Mental Health is Understanding That Mental Health Is Not a Luxury, But Is As Important As Physical Health.

Are young people lonelier? Teenagers around the world are lonelier than ever, according to a report released by the Journal of Adolescence. Research shows that Generation Z, or “Zoomers”, reported feelings of loneliness rose sharply between 2012 and 2018. It is ironic, though likely not unrelated, that in the age of social media and people feel less connected to friends and family. This can have an effect on mental health.

Movies and commercials have created an image that only old people, retired from their jobs with families that live far away can be lonely. Yet, this image was never accurate and definitely does not fit the reality the world is facing today.

It is time to stop brushing aside “feeling lonely” and reframe the conversation as a public health crisis. Political leaders are already stepping up to the challenge. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was among the first to call social media a “public health risk to everybody” that can lead to “increased isolation [and] depression.” 

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Irish Pineapple Bread Pudding

Irish Pineapple

This Pineapple Bread Pudding With Irish Whiskey Cream Sauce Is The Perfect St. Patty’s Day Irish dessert!

St. Patrick’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate Irish heritage with leprechaun decorations, dancing, music, green attire, and—oh yeah, pineapple bread pudding with an Irish whiskey cream sauce! This delectable dessert, despite its scrumptiously simple recipe, will taste like you’ve spent hours in the kitchen, but leave you plenty of time to toast a round (or two) of Guinness. The sweet pineapple chunks give this bread pudding a fruity and pleasurable surprise.

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