Pineapples are grown in tropical and sub-tropical locations, including the Philippines, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Thailand, Malaysia, Brazil, Indonesia and various countries in Africa. We believe that we are the number one marketer of fresh pineapples worldwide. Since its introduction in the mid 1990’s, our Del Monte Gold? Extra Sweet pineapple has revolutionized the category and is credited for the increase in per capita consumption of fresh pineapples throughout the world. Del Monte Gold? Extra Sweet pineapples are grown on owned and contracted third party farms in Costa Rica and the Philippines. The pineapple fruit has vitamins, minerals, fiber, and enzymes that are good for the digestive system and help in maintaining an ideal weight and balanced nutrition. They also have anti-inflammatory properties and are a great source of anti-oxidants.