Discover Costa Rica’s thriving frozen fruit market, with a focus on pineapple production, its global impact, and the rising demand for healthy, convenient options
Costa Rica, a tropical country located in Central America, is known for its biodiversity, landscapes, and ideal climate for agriculture. The production of tropical fruits is a fundamental economic activity in the country, and among them pineapple stands out, which has become one of the main export products. Worldwide, Costa Rica is one of the largest producers and exporters of pineapple. In this context, the frozen fruit industry has experienced significant growth in recent years, due to the growing demand for healthy, practical and quality products throughout the world. In this article, we will explore the frozen fruit market in Costa Rica, with a special focus on pineapple, its characteristics, and the frozen pineapple industry in the country.
Pineapple in Costa Rica
Costa Rica is one of the main producers and exporters of pineapple worldwide. The Costa Rican pineapple, known as “the golden pineapple”, is famous for its sweet flavor and characteristic aroma, which makes it a product in high demand in international markets. Pineapple is grown mainly in the Atlantic region of the country, in the provinces of Limón, Heredia, Puntarenas and San Carlos.
Pineapple is a fruit with many nutritional properties and health benefits. It is rich in vitamin C, vitamin A, dietary fiber, potassium, magnesium, and essential minerals. In addition, it contains bromelain , an enzyme that facilitates digestion and has anti-inflammatory properties .
The pineapple ripening process is crucial for its flavor and quality. Once harvested, the pineapple does not ripen any further, so it is essential to harvest it at the optimum moment of ripeness to guarantee its flavor and quality.
Costa Rican pineapples are distinguished by their sweetness and juiciness, which makes them an ideal option for the frozen fruit industry.
Frozen pineapple is a versatile product that is used in a wide variety of applications in the food industry, such as juices, smoothies, desserts, ice cream and bakery products, among others.
Frozen Pineapple: Suppliers and Uses
The frozen fruit industry in Costa Rica has experienced significant growth in recent years, due to the increase in demand for natural, healthy products that are easy to store and transport, frozen pineapple is a popular product in this industry.
Frozen fruit producers and distributors in Costa Rica have recognized the potential of pineapple as a high-quality export product and have invested in technology and good agricultural practices to ensure sustainable and responsible production of this fruit. This is the case of Grupo VISA, which has opted for the creation of a new frozen fruit plant, being the most advanced in Central America. We offer frozen pineapple in cubes, slices and chunks.
With this new plant, our company Grupo VISA becomes one of the main producers and distributors of frozen pineapple in Costa Rica.