What is Ananas?

Ananas is a plant genus of the Bromeliad family (Bromeliaceae), native to South America and Central America which includes the species Ananas comosus, the pineapple.

This genus originated in Mesoamerica and was brought to the Caribbean Islands by the Carib natives. The oldest register with the representation of the fruit seems to be included in the Cascajal Block, attributed to the Olmec civilization.

In 1493, Christopher Columbus first saw plants of this genus in Guadeloupe. It was brought from Brazil to Europe by the Portuguese, and from there was distributed to the Pacific Islands by the Spanish and the English. Commercial pineapple plantations were established in Hawaii, the Philippines, Southeast Asia, Florida and Cuba. The pineapple has become one of the world's most popular fruits.

The tough leaves grow in large rosettes, arising basally from a crown. These leaves are long and lanceolate with a serrate or thorny margin. The flowers, arising from the heart of the rosette, each have their own sepals. They grow into a compact head on a short, robust stalk. The sepals become fleshy and juicy and develop into the well-known complex form of the pseudocarp fruit, crowned by a rosette of leaves.

Ananas species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Batrachedra comosae, which feeds exclusively on A. comosus.

The word Ananas is derived from the Guarani name for the pineapple, via Portuguese. In most languages, pineapple is called "ananas".

Questions and answers on "Ananas"

i need to ask about via ananas and is it useful for the body or not.. i am really interested in this product because i really heard alot about it ,...

doctor1 MD

Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.
Ananas capsules are known to reduce weight without much side effects known. These are a herbal extract and...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Good morning Sir,
My name is Sona Koticha and i am 39 years old. I am a Juvenile diabetic patient. I am on short acting insulin Actrapid and i...

doctor1 MD

Thanks for using Healthcare magic,
After going through your history, you are having Diabetes Type I and controlled by mixed insulin therapy.

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

hi doctors my name is hermin femail im 25 i want to know about via anannas my wight is 60 kg and hight 160 im not so fat but i like to be slimmer...

doctor1 MD

Hie ,

your height and weight shows you are not overweight . Ananas ie pineapple is good source of vit. C . you can eat pineapple often. No...

Read Full Thread   Ask a Doctor Now

Recent questions on Ananas

Ask Question
Doctor Image

Hi, I am Dr. Andrew Rynne (Family Physician). I will be guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Related Drugs/Medications
Related Treatment/Therapy