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Handbook of Pineapple Technology – Production, Postharvest Science, Processing and Nutrition

 Author: María Gloria Lobo, Robert E. Paull  Publisher: © by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.  ISBN: 9781118967379  Pages: 274  Language: English

Pineapple, after banana and citrus, is the third most important tropical fruit in international trade. Production occurs throughout the tropics, mainly in developing countries. The world production of pineapple is 23.3 million metric tons (2012 data, latest year FAO data is available) that has almost doubled since 1990.