Everything You Need To Know About Pineapple

Pineapple is a fascinating fruit, brimming with a unique group of digestive enzymes known as bromelain. We talk about this in-depth in the nutrition section of the podcast. Before that, we talk about a few fun facts and the history of pineapples across the world.  We then welcome our second guest of the podcast, Tessa Carroll of Ahimsa Collective.


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Tessa - Ahimsa Collective

Tessa Carroll is the plant-based eco-warrior behind Ahimsa Collective. A luxury accessories label that is at the forefront of innovative fashion. Tessa has been in the fashion industry ever since her mother taught her to sew at age 7. She is passionate about our planet, our oceans, and truly changing the way we think about fashion from a consumer perspective and setting new and effective supply chains utilising eco-friendly materials

Ahimsa Collective was selected for the ING Dreamstarter program in 2019, which they excelled in and continue to go from strength to strength. Featured in Vogue, QANTAS in-flight magazine, Travel Insider, Studio 10 and ABC radio.

Featured below is one of the accessories found in her collection, which is made from pineapple leather. This is a fascinating interview, which is well worth a listen.


In this episode, you’ll learn more about pineapple and become an overnight expert, with the ability to grow your own and incorporate this wonderful plant, together with its seeds your daily life. Allowing you to reap the benefits of these nutritious plants.


Key Takeaways


  • The Dole Food Company was hugely successful for seven decades, his Lana’i plantation produced more than 75% of the world’s pineapples.
  • Pineapples were so scarce at one point in history that one pineapple could cost as much as $8,000 in today’s dollars!

Nutrition & Medicinal

  • Pineapples contain a group of digestive enzymes known as bromelain.
  • Since pineapples contain bromelain, which has anti-inflammatory properties, it’s commonly thought that they may provide pain relief for those with inflammatory arthritis. In fact, research from as early as the 1960s shows that bromelain was used to relieve symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, a type of arthritis that involves inflammation of the joints.


  • Pineapple is one of the most versatile fruits. It’s used in desserts, salads, savoury dishes, and many different beverages.
  • Why not think tacos, grilled tempeh with char-grilled pineapple with freshly cut jalapenos. 


  • How long to fruit, again depends on the climate. Tops take about 24 months to fruit (even longer in colder climates).
  • Suckers take about 18 months and slips can fruit within a year. Once you have the first few pineapples growing it gets easier and faster.


Recipes about Pineapple

Pineapple Recipes


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