Named by English explorers for its resemblance to a pinecone and its juicy apple-like center, the pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality for centuries. Rich in manganese, a trace mineral that promotes strong, healthy bones, this versatile fruit is perfect for salads, salsas and marinades. Or use it to create an amazing pineapple upside-down cake. No matter how you slice it, this tropical treat is hard to beat.
For a refreshing drink: In a blender, add pineapple, low-fat milk, a splash of coconut milk and a handful of ice cubes and puree until smooth. Enjoy!