Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Piña - (Pineapple) - Anana Cosmosus Linn. Parts used: fruit, leaves/stalks

Piña is a fruit widely cultivated in the Philippines. There are two varieties, the native one, which has smaller fruits and is grown on Mt. Banahaw, and the Smooth Cayenne variety, which was introduced from Hawaii. Piña is well-known for its digestive enzyme bromelin, which has anthelmintic properties. For more information on Piña

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