The sweet and sour way to good health! Pineapples have exceptional juiciness and a vibrant tropical flavour that balances the tastes of sweet and tart. Pineapples are a composite of many flowers whose individual fruitlets fuse together around a central core. Each fruitlet can be identified by an "eye," the rough spiny marking on the pineapple's surface. The area closer to the base of the fruit has more sugar content and therefore a sweeter taste and more tender texture.