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What is Pineapple?

The pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a tropical fruit that is both sweet and healthful. The plant has a short, stocky stem with stiff, waxy leaves in appearance. It can generate up to 200 flowers when making its fruit, though some large-fruited cultivars can yield more. This delectable fruit is high in minerals, antioxidants, and other useful components such as enzymes that can aid in the battle against sickness and inflammation. Pineapple and its constituents have been linked to a variety of health advantages, including improved digestion, increased immunity, and faster recovery from surgery, among others.

Where it is found?

Early European explorers in South America named it from its resemblance to a pinecone.

Nutritional information:

Calories:  82.5

Fats: 1.7 gram

Protein: 1 gram

Carbs: 21.6gram

Fiber: 2.3 grams

Vitamin C:  131% of RDI

Manganese: 76% of RDI

Vitamin B6: 9% of RDI

Copper: 9% of RDI

Thiamin: 9% of RDI

Folate: 7% of RDI

Potassium: 5% of RDI

Magnesium: 5% of RDI

Niacin: 4% of RDI

Pantothenic acid: 4% of RDI

Riboflavin: 3% of RDI

Iron: 3% of RDI

What are its benefits?

  • Contain disease fighting antioxidants
  • Its enzymes can ease digestion
  • May help reduce risk of cancer
  • May boost immunity
  • Suppress inflammation
  • May ease symptoms of arthritis
  • May speed recovery after surgery

How to grow it?

  • Buy fresh pineapple
  • Slice off pineapple crown
  • Removes leaves from stalk
  • Allow stalk to dry
  • Plant pineapple stalk
  • Wait for pineapple to root
  • Repot pineapple plant

How to include it in your diet?

  • They can be eaten on their own or added to smoothies, salads, or homemade pizzas.
  • Breakfast: pineapple, blueberry and Greek yogurt smoothie
  • Lunch: beef burgers with pineapple ring
  • Dinner: Ham with pineapple and cherries baked in the oven
  • Desert: pineapple fruit salad.