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The Francene Marie Show

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Yep. Just because it says it in the name doesn’t mean what it is. Imagine a mother being pregnant
for 18 months, that is usually the time it takes for a pineapple to reach its full growth. That is nearly two whole years before the fruit is truly grown! The name pineapple originally came from European explorers who thought the fruit looked like a pinecone with flesh like an apple. Canned pineapple was first made in 1901 but was not widely available until engineer Henry Ginaca invented a machine in 1911 that could remove the outer shell. So, the next time someone mentions a pineapple, remember that it is a berry! Also, pineapple on pizza is surprisingly good. It is a Hawaiian tradition and is highly common to do. Explore new things, try something different, promise you will not be disappointed!

Since pineapples are loaded with nutrients and laced with disease fighting antioxidants. Besides boosting our immune system, it reduces swelling and inflation, their beautiful prickly outer layer smells so good when their in season. November and December is my time to buy them to reduce coughs and soar throats. There are 3 color profiles that you’ll see pineapples go through, which are, green, gray and yellowish. I leave you with alcoholic drinks made with pineapple, are you a fan on pineapple martinis? Living in the United States I’ve only seen and tasted pineapples produced by the Dole Company, but I hear there are at least 30 or more documented varieties of fresh pineapples around the globe that I desire to nibble on in the near future.

First African American, one-woman syndicated radio host in the Southeast region for major broadcast networks. Over the past 23 years my passion and perseverance has lead me to reach and relate to demographics spanning, Sports stations, Country, Hip-hop, R & B, Gospel, Adult Contemporary & Top 40 radio stations. I have a unique way of setting the tone, and people feel comfortable telling their story,