Christopher Columbus called it piña when he found it in the Caribbean. Today, we call it the pineapple, and it’s one of America’s favorite tropical fruits. Consumers love the pinecone-like fruit for its bright blend of sweetness and tartness and they are increasingly enjoying it anytime, anywhere. Restaurants of all kinds now offer this once-exotic treat on their menus all year long—slicing it on top of sandwiches and open-face melts, tossing it in salads, blending ...

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