I just recently bought a pineapple from my local meijer and upon cutting the bottom of it notices a bright red spot on the inside of it. I am curious ...
Red spot in pineapple #259383
Asked July 05, 2015, 5:48 PM EDT
I just recently bought a pineapple from my local meijer and upon cutting the bottom of it notices a bright red spot on the inside of it. I am curious if this is a disease of the pineapple. If so what kind and will my family become ill from it considering we did consume quite a bit before acknowledging the red spot.
The problem with your pineapple appears to be Marbling caused by the bacterial disease Erwinia herbicola. Erwinia is a very common bacteria in our environment and is not a disease that produces problematic toxins. So you and your family should be fine.
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