Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Ginaca ‘Pineapple’ was given its English name because of its resemblance to a pine cone. Although sugar dominated the Hawaiian economy, there was also great demand at the time for Hawaiian pineapples. About 1911, Henry Gabriel Ginaca of the Honolulu Iron Works Company was engaged by Mr James Dole, founder of Hawaiian Pineapple Company, to develop the machine which made the Hawaiian canned pineapple industry possible - it automatically centers the pineapple, cuts out a fruit cylinder, eradicates the crushed and juice material from the outer skin, cuts off the ends and removes the central fibrous core.

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