Pineapples contain high amounts of vitamin C and manganese. These tropical treats are also a good way to get important dietary fiber and bromelain (an enzyme). As well as having high amounts of manganese, which is important for antioxidant defenses, pineapples also contain high amounts of thiamin, a B vitamin that is involved in energy production.

At Greenroots, we are committed to three varieties out of the many varieties all over the world:

Pineapple Varieties


MD2 hybrid was developed to satisfy a market looking for exceptional sweetness as well as uniformity and consistency in size and ripeness. MD2 has now replaced Smooth Cayenne world-wide except for some small areas of production in Africa. It is now grown in several countries with Costa Rica by far being the leading producing country. MD2 has medium to large fruit (1.3 - 2.5 kg) cylindrical fruits with an intense yellow color. The clear yellow pulp is sweet, compact and fibrous. It is high in sugar (15 -17 o Brix) and ascorbic acid but lower in total acid than Smooth Cayenne.

Smooth Cayenne

Smooth Cayenne Pineapple Smooth Cayenne is a Hawaiian variety and one of the most widely grown pineapple varieties in the world. It has 3 foot long leaves with a few spines at the top and base. It has large fruits (1,5 -2.5 kg) and suitable for fresh processing. The fresh is pale yellow, soft and juicy, with high sugar of (13-19 o Brix) and acid content. 'Smooth Cayenne' is well adapted to canning and processing.

Sugar Loaf

Sugar Loaf has a dark green skin even when ripe and a creamy white interior fruit. The Sugar loaf variety is much thinner, taller and has a low acid with mildly sweet flavor. It has a conical fruit shape, with average fruit weight range from 0.5 - 2.0 kg. Commonly seen in the local market, sugar loaf does well in the tropics and it's more suitable to the Ghanaian weather unlike other varieties.


Soybean (Glycine max) is an annual leguminous species cultivated mainly for its seed. It is used in a variety of industries, providing products for human consumption, livestock feed and industrial purposes. Soybean seed consists of 35% carbohydrate, 5% ash, 40% protein and 20% oil; and is a major source of protein and oil for commercial products. It is also used to produce a high protein animal feed. The soy proteins have the highest nutritional value of all the plant proteins for human food, being particularly high in lysine. Soybean provides about 64 percent of the world’s oilseed meal supply and is the major source of oil, accounting for about 28 percent of total production (USDA, 2000). Soybean crop is seen to be useful for the sustainability of the major cereal based cropping systems in the world.

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