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In cuisines all over the world, pineapple flesh and juice are utilized. Pineapple is prepared and sold as a snack along roadsides in many tropical nations. It can be purchased whole or cut in half with a stick inserted. In the West, hams are frequently garnished with whole, cored slices of cherries with a cherry in the middle. Slices of pineapple can be found in savory dishes like pizza toppings and a grilled ring on a hamburger, as well as desserts like fruit salad.

Hawaiian haystack, hamonado, afritada, and kaeng som pla are all traditional dishes that use pineapple. Yogurt, jam, desserts, and ice cream all contain crushed pineapple. In addition to being the primary component of cocktails like the pia colada and the tepache, the juice of the pineapple is also consumed as a beverage.

In the Philippines, a conventional jam like pastry called nata de piña has likewise been created since the eighteenth 100 years. Komagataeibacter xylinus is used to ferment pineapple juice.

Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines consumed the most pineapple juice in 2017, accounting for 47 percent of all consumption worldwide. Angola saw the greatest increase in pineapple juice consumption between 2007 and 2017. In comparison to their populations, China and India do not consume pineapple juice.