Did you know the pineapple was a symbol of Royal Privilege? In the American colonies of England, fresh, dried and candied fruit were used as a dessert...It was this that made the crowned fruit the high symbol of social events and became the meaning of welcome, friendship and hospitality. Today pineapples are a welcome and healthy addition in any diet. No matter if eaten raw, cooked or in a drink, the tropical flavor reminds many of an island vacation. Pineapples are also popular as home decor. Add some tropical flair to your home and enjoy it for years to come.