An agronomist, Mr Okekunle Akintunde, has said the consumption of pineapple has a lot of benefits to the human body, Punch Newspaper reports.
Akintunde, who is also the president of First Massive Achievers Limited, said this during a media tour of his farm located at Sanwonjo, Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
He noted that the nutrients in pineapple could prevent cancer and boost the body’s immune system.
“The intake of pineapple can prevent cancer because it contains antioxidants that fight against carcinogenic substances in the body. For the growth of the body, you need pineapple, if you have any pain, arthritis or rheumatism, pineapple can help subdue it. It has calcium and magnus that helps to strengthen the bones and teeth,” Akintunde said.
He added that a sucker in his farm recently produced nine fruits at a time, a case he described as mysterious.
“All over the world, a sucker can only give birth to a fruit of pineapple but we have discovered a sucker here that has given birth to nine fruits at once. Hardly will you see smooth canyen species of pineapple giving birth to two fruits at the same time,” the expert said.
He added that pineapple could change the economic situation of the country if farmers could embark on the massive cultivation of the fruit.
According to him, pineapple is a tropical crop that grows only in certain parts of the world.