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justkennie:

Fruit of the Week - Pineapple 
to cut this explanation short I have decided to start a little project where I will pick a fruit and write a bit about it with awesome facts and stuff so yeah enjoy, if you like the idea do tell me!
"The pineapple Ananas comosus) is a tropical plant with edible multiple fruit consisting of coalesced berries"
 The Plant

Pineapple is a herbaceous perennial plant which grows to about 1-1.5 metres. The plant produces up to around 200 flowers, once the pineapple plant flowers the individual fruits of the flowers join together to create the “pineapple”. After the fruit is produced, it produces side shooters (also known as suckers) which is on the top of the pineapple, these can be replanted at home and if all goes well i pineapple can be grown in 30 months if the flowers are pollinated! Pineapple is mainly grown in hot tropical countries. 
Nutrition
Pineapple is an excellent source of manganese (76% RDA in 1 cup raw) and also Vitamin C (131% RDA in 1 cup raw). Pineapple also helps break down proteins. In 100g raw, pineapple has 50 calories, 13g carbs, 10g sugar, 1.4g fiber, 0 fat and 0.5g protein! It also contains vitamins like B6, B1, Folate and many more.
Cooking and Eating
Pineapple can be eaten raw, grilled or canned. It is also sometimes used in sauces like sweet and sour sauce and can easily be juiced. Pineapple requires “peeling” which involves cutting the outer skin off with the knife and removing the suckles. Unripe pineapple can make your tongue sting and twist so make sure you’re pineapple is extra ripe before eating it, it should be soft and some varieties will get a hint or red or brown in the bottom part. 
Season
Pineapples are mainly in season from November till February however they are easily accessible any time of the year 
Origin and Growth 
The plant originated in South America, it is thought of to be somewhere between Brazil and Paraguay. Currently Philippines grow the most pineapple, producing 2198 kilo tonnes of pineapple per year! Closely Followed by Thailand and Costa Rica who grow 1880 kilo tonnes. Other countries that are large producers of pineapple are Indonesia, Chile, Brazil, Indian, Nigeria, Mexico, Vietnam Colombia and Malaysia.
Fun Facts!
Pineapples are great for when you have a cold!
In the olden days pineapples were kept on ships to ward off scurvy in sailors!
Eating Pineapples can make you sweeter, if you know what I mean ;)
Despite contrary belief there in fact is no sponge that lives in a pineapple under the sea as good pineapples float! 

justkennie:

Fruit of the Week - Pineapple 

to cut this explanation short I have decided to start a little project where I will pick a fruit and write a bit about it with awesome facts and stuff so yeah enjoy, if you like the idea do tell me!

"The pineapple Ananas comosus) is a tropical plant with edible multiple fruit consisting of coalesced berries"

 The Plant

Pineapple is a herbaceous perennial plant which grows to about 1-1.5 metres. The plant produces up to around 200 flowers, once the pineapple plant flowers the individual fruits of the flowers join together to create the “pineapple”. After the fruit is produced, it produces side shooters (also known as suckers) which is on the top of the pineapple, these can be replanted at home and if all goes well i pineapple can be grown in 30 months if the flowers are pollinated! Pineapple is mainly grown in hot tropical countries. 

Nutrition


Pineapple is an excellent source of manganese (76% RDA in 1 cup raw) and also Vitamin C (131% RDA in 1 cup raw). Pineapple also helps break down proteins. In 100g raw, pineapple has 50 calories, 13g carbs, 10g sugar, 1.4g fiber, 0 fat and 0.5g protein! It also contains vitamins like B6, B1, Folate and many more.

Cooking and Eating

Pineapple can be eaten raw, grilled or canned. It is also sometimes used in sauces like sweet and sour sauce and can easily be juiced. Pineapple requires “peeling” which involves cutting the outer skin off with the knife and removing the suckles. Unripe pineapple can make your tongue sting and twist so make sure you’re pineapple is extra ripe before eating it, it should be soft and some varieties will get a hint or red or brown in the bottom part. 

Season

Pineapples are mainly in season from November till February however they are easily accessible any time of the year 

Origin and Growth 

The plant originated in South America, it is thought of to be somewhere between Brazil and Paraguay. Currently Philippines grow the most pineapple, producing 2198 kilo tonnes of pineapple per year! Closely Followed by Thailand and Costa Rica who grow 1880 kilo tonnes. Other countries that are large producers of pineapple are Indonesia, Chile, Brazil, Indian, Nigeria, Mexico, Vietnam Colombia and Malaysia.

Fun Facts!

  • Pineapples are great for when you have a cold!
  • In the olden days pineapples were kept on ships to ward off scurvy in sailors!
  • Eating Pineapples can make you sweeter, if you know what I mean ;)
  • Despite contrary belief there in fact is no sponge that lives in a pineapple under the sea as good pineapples float! 
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The Rape Joke | Lora Mathis
Inspired by this. (via soggypoetry)

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Anonymous asked:

about the dog-eating, my mum is chinese and told me that eating dogs actually came from Korea because it was a cold place and people thought it could help them keep warm. i don't know why people started associating dog-eating with the chinese.

thisisnotchina answered:

ok so here’s the thing

the consumption of dog meat IS ACTUALLY A PART OF CHINESE CUISINE. SHOCKER. chinese people have been eating dog meat for centuries. the taboo against eating dog meat is primarily a western convention and in recent years, countries that have traditionally eaten dog meat like china and korea have issued legislation preventing the consumption of dog meat BECAUSE OF WESTERN INFLUENCE. in fact, it is actually illegal in hong kong - i mention this because of recent asks about hong kong.

the stereotype of asians of any ethnicity as dog eaters is specifically a way to demonize asians for our “weird” and “disgusting” foods when OBJECTIVELY SPEAKING, dog meat is really no different from any other meat. but the construction of dog meat itself as abhorrent is a white supremacist tool to dehumanize asians regardless of this fact, and the fact that equally disgusting foods (like fucking foie gras is FATTY DUCK LIVER FROM FORCE FED DUCKS and rocky mountain oysters are fucking BULL TESTICLES). but it’s only disgusting for asians to eat these kinds of food because we’re ~weird and exotic~.

there is literally nothing wrong with dog meat except what the white man tells you is wrong. (well, also the inhumane treatment of slaughterhouse dogs but that’s another story, and other food animals are raised in equally inhumane conditions in the west.)

-e

edit: i also don’t like this undertone of “oh, we chinese don’t really eat dog meat, it’s those damn koreans that do it”…