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HLUHLUWE QUEEN PINEAPPLES

The beautiful Hluhluwe region of Northern KZN produces the most of SA's pineapples

The Hluhluwe Queen Pineapple Marketing Association was established on
 11 November 1988 to promote pineapples.


THE CULTIVAR: QUEEN VICTORIA
The scientific name for pinapple is Ananas Cosmosus, a member of the Bromeliaceae family.The family contains more than 2,100 species placed in 46 genera, but the most ecomically important species is the pineapple.

There are four major varieties of pineapples: 
• Smooth Cayenne 
• Queen Victoria 
• Red Spanish 
• Pernambuco 

All varieties of pineapple have bumpy diamond-patterned skins. 
They are primarily grown in Hawaii, Brazil, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Australia, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Thailand and South Africa. 



QUEEN VS CAYENNE

The following pineapple varieties are grown commercially in South Africa:
• The Queen Victoria pineapple (Queen for short)
• The Smooth Cayenne pineapple  

QUEEN PINEAPPLE

The Queen Pineapple is very popular, sweeter and more palatable to be eaten fresh. The Queen Pineapple has thorny leaves and is generally smaller in size than the cayenne. The Queen is grown primarily for the local and overseas fresh fruit markets.

CAYENNE PINEAPPLE

The Cayenne pineapple is usually processed and used for juice
and canning.
The Cayenne pineapple has smooth leaves and can reach up to 6kg.  

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  1. PINEAPPLE NUTRITIOUS FACTS PER 200 GRAMS (3 SLICES) BILE FRIENDLY 
    • Virtually fat free  
    • Energy : 494 kilojoules (117 Calories)  volume wise a low source of energy
    • Fibre : 3.6 gram
    • Vitamin C : 86 mg (143% of the RDA for adults)
    • Sugar free : sweetness provided by fructose
    • Contains the enzyme Bromelain present in raw pineapple or freshly squeezed pineapple juice

  2. VITAMIN C
    • Helps white blood cells fight off  infection.  
    • Helps the body to absorb iron. Iron is needed to make haemoglobin, the red pigment in the blood, which  transports oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body.
    • Antioxidant properties help protect  the body from harmful effects of too  many free radicals.
    • Helps form and maintain collagen which holds together the cells in your body.
    Vitamin C cannot be stored in the body as it is excreted in the urine within 2 to 3 hours after it has been taken. To ensure optimal health sufficient daily amounts should be taken.
    Pineapples are an excellent source of Vitamin C!  

  3. STANDARDS   Queen pineapples are inspected and tested continuously on the local and export markets to ensure the highest quality and consumer safety.  
    Certifications for exporting pineapples are done to comply with the following standards:  
    • Globalgap  
    • Nature’s Choice  
    • Field to Fork !

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