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La`au Kanaha Kumama`ono.....46th Plant

Pineapple, Hala Kahiki, Abakashi
Ananas comosus

All bromeliads are believed native to South and Central America, and this is the one that made Hawaii famous for its fresh fruit and juice. Pineapples were once grown mostly in Hawaii for world consumption, but now production has moved elsewhere: Phillipines, South-East Asia, and Central America. The enzyme bromelaine, found mostly in the fresh fruit, is stated as having some promising medical applications with regard to reducing the risk of heart disease.

Kekahi La`au Aku NO

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