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Pineapple Palooza by Mareesa Ahmad

Have you ever seen a prickly, spiny pineapple at your local grocery store and wondered where it came from? Do pineapples grow on trees or bushes? I recently had the opportunity to visit a family-run working pineapple plantation in Sarapiqui, Costa Rica. Costa Rica is the number one exporter of pineapple worldwide. Ninety percent of pineapples consumed in the USA come from Costa Rica. It is known for producing one of the sweetest pineapples in the world!