HISTORY Lesson | The pineapple was no longer a frivolous exhibit of wealth possessed by a small minority but an accessible gesture of neighborliness and unconditional hospitality. And it still is today.

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By Beth McKibben | Southern Kitchen

Coveted for centuries by kings for its scarcity and stately appearance, and lusted after for its unadulterated meat, the pineapple became a worldwide obsession at the beginning of the 16th century. Europe’s royal houses paid thousands in today’s money for just one fruit to put on display as the centerpiece at their tables. It was the ultimate symbol of wealth and was christened the “King of Fruit”.

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SOURCE: https://www.southernkitchen.com/story/entertain/2021/07/22/how-pineapple-became-ultimate-symbol-southern-hospitality/8059924002/

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