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Listen Up: Everything You Know About Pineapple IS A LIE

Pineapple, we're getting divorced.

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THE PINEAPPLE. So spiky, yet so delicious.

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But what if I told you that PINEAPPLE WAS NOTHING MORE THAN A SWEET AND TASTY LIE?!

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First of all, did you know that 'napples grow on these weird stalky plant thingies?

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LOOK! Here's a field of 'em just growing in the weirdest way possible. Nope, not on trees, and not in the ground, but on strange flowering plants.

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But that's not even the craziest thing. It turns out that pineapples are actually what's called a multiple fruit. A pineapple is ACTUALLY made up of a bunch of BERRIES fused together.

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AHHHHHH! A PINEAPPLE IS MADE UP OF BERRIES.

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Per this helpful diagram, you can see that pineapples have a central axis around which a cluster of fruiting flowers form. The plant's ovaries grow into berries which then form the SHAPE OF PINEAPPLE.

(Pssst...Other multiple fruits include mulberries and figs, ahem.)

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So why the HEEEECK do we call this lying liar of a delicious fruit a pineapple? Because it looks kind of like a lil' pinecone when it's sprouting.

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So please, consider these LIES the next time you're sipping on a refreshing piƱa colada.

It's only right.
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It's only right.

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