The king of fruit
Pineapples are cultivated and consumed in all tropical regions of the world, but we chose Reunion Island for our selection as this is the most prized origin for connoisseurs. Moreover, our pineapple was awarded Saveurs de l’Année recognition in 2011 and has boasted the Label Rouge mark of quality since 2006. Generous volcanic soil and a traditional method of cultivation make it an incomparable product.
The Victoria pineapple is a good source of vitamin C, whose antioxidant properties slow down cell ageing and protect the body against cardiovascular disease and certain cancers. Vitamin C also helps fight infections and contributes to healthy bones, teeth and gums. It also contains manganese, which plays an important role in bone and joint development, as well as bromelain, an enzyme that aids digestion.
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 4 tbsp flour
- 250 ml milk
- 30 slices Victoria pineapple
- 2 tbsp oil
- 2 tbsp double cream
- 4 eggs
Preheat the oven to a very low temperature (100°C). Combine the sugar and flour and gradually pour in the liquid ingredients: milk, oil, cream and eggs. Line the bottom of the tin with the pineapple slices, then pour the mixture over it. Cook for 35 to 40 minutes.
The world’s most widely grown pineapple
The Cayenne pineapple is the world’s most widely grown pineapple variety. It is therefore the one we consume the most, especially tinned. Fairly large at between 2 and 4 kg, it has smooth, spineless leaves. It becomes orange when ripe. Its flesh is light to golden yellow, firm, fibrous and very juicy; it is both sweet and acidic.
The Cayenne pineapple is rich in manganese, magnesium and vitamin C. Manganese is essential for bone and joint development. Magnesium is known to relieve stress and anxiety. Vitamin C has antioxidant properties: antioxidants are compounds that fight free radicals, which cause ageing and certain diseases (cardiovascular, cancer).
Mild and sweet
The Extra Sweet pineapple is a hybrid pineapple. Its golden pulp is very sweet and juicy, without any acidity. It is perfect eaten alone or in fruit salads.
The Extra Sweet pineapple is rich in vitamin C (antioxidant properties, protects against winter illnesses, anti-fatigue, healthy bones, teeth and gums), manganese (bone and joint development), magnesium (fights stress and anxiety) and bromelain (enzyme that facilitates digestion).
An original shape
The sugarloaf pineapple is also called a Kona pineapple. This pineapple is an elongated fruit, hence its name. It is not very leafy. When ripe, its colour is not uniform: it is yellow at the bottom and green at the top. Its yellow flesh is firm, highly fragrant, sweet and not very juicy. It can be eaten plain, fried as a fritter, or roasted. However, it also pairs perfectly with savoury meat dishes.
The sugarloaf pineapple is particularly rich in manganese (bone and joint development), magnesium (fights stress and anxiety) and vitamin C (antioxidant and anti-fatigue properties, fights infections).