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pineA study conducted by a University of Queensland researcher has provided new insights into the genetic and health properties of pineapples, the Fresh Fruit Portal reports.

The research by Dr Jonni Koia, which was published in the scientific journals BMC Plant Biology and Plant Molecular Biology, identified genes in processes including ripening,  redox activity and organic acid metabolis.  “In addition, my research also identified genes conferring nutritional and health benefits, such as those involved in anti-oxidant, glutathione and vitamin C production,” Koia stated in a media release.