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
- 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.
100g of pineapple contains 87% of moisture.
|Nutrients||Amount per 100 g|
|Beta Carotene||18 mcg|
|Vitamin C||39 mg|