Nutritional Benefits of Pineapple

The pineapple is a tropical plant with an edible fruit, belongs to Bromeliaceae family. Pineapple is scientifically known as Ananas comosus. It is the third most important tropical fruit in world production.

It is delicious and healthy tropical fruit originated in South America. Pineapple is a fruit with abundant nutrients, antioxidants and other helpful compounds, such as enzymes that can fight inflammation and disease.

Pineapples are low in calories. Pineapples also contain trace amounts of vitamins A and K, phosphorus, zinc and calcium. Pineapples are rich in antioxidants known as flavonoids and phenolic acids.


  • Boosts immunity
  • Suppresses cancer cells
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Helps in digestion
  • Contains antioxidants

Due to presence of antioxidants in pineapple, it helps to reduce free radicals in the body.

Pineapples contain a group of digestive enzymes known as bromelain. It helps in easy digestion due its protein breakdown character. So, that it is helpful to breakdown proteases present in meat items. It can also prevent cancers by suppressing the cell growth. But due to presence of bromelain, it’s better to avoid in pregnancy. But in fact there is no evidence proved. Due to its anti-inflammatory nature surgery person can recover fastly when taken pineapple. It also help in arthritis.

Nutritional Facts

100g of pineapple contains 87% of moisture.

NutrientsAmount per 100 g
Energy46 kcal
Carbohydrates10.8 g
Protein0.4 g
Calcium20 mg
Phosphorus9 mg
Iron2.42 mg
Beta Carotene18 mcg
Vitamin C39 mg
Choline8 mg
Magnesium33 mg
Sodium34.7 mg
Potassium37 mg