Sweet and nutritious pineappleIn the Ernakulam district of Kerala there is a place called Vazhakkulam (near to Perumbavur). This place is famous for the sweet and nutritious fruit, Pineapple. The pineapple from this place is exported to other States. Maharashtra is the State which buys maximum quantity of this fruit. Other southern states also buy them.
This place is sometimes referred as the 'Pineapple Republic' because it is one of the top production centres of this fruit in Asia itself. Because of this the place has been recognised globally and given the geographical Indication (GI) status.
The present production figure is around 3.25 lakh tonnes.