Not only does the Antigua Black Pineapple sit at the top of the country's coat of arms, it has been named the National Fruit of Antigua and Barbuda, a former British Colony in the Caribbean. It's not actually black, of course. The Antigua Black Pineapple (Latin name: Ananas comosus) is a dark green on the outside when it's at its most delicious. According to local experts, the Black Pineapple came to Antigua from South America with the Arawak Indians more than 2000 years ago. As early as the 1640s, European settlers cultivated the fruit in fields near English Harbor. Today, there's not much commercial agriculture on Antigua, but this local delicacy is grown for local consumption.

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