The Pineapple is native to Paraguay and a member of the Bromeliaceae family.
The pineapple plant thrives in tropical conditions and can grow up to eight feet tall, bearing 100-200 fruitlets which fuse together to form a spiky exterior typically 12 inches long.
Pineapple is yellow to golden brown in colour and provides a chewy texture with a succulent sweet taste.
- Significantly high in Vitamin C which is a vital antioxidant that helps rid the body of infection and a collagen synthesiser which is the main structural protein in the body for healthy blood vessels, organs, skin, tissue support, heavy metal absorption, and bone strength. (1)
- A great source of manganese which is a cofactor with the antioxidant superoxide dismutase that helps eradicate harmful free radicals that cause cellular damage. (2)
- A good source of vitamins A and B which provide beta-carotenes antioxidants for immune system support and eyesight protection. (3)
- Supplies bromelain, which is an enzyme that helps break down proteins into easily digestible substances to obtain maximum levels of phytonutrients like amino acids and polypeptides. (4)
Pineapple Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 100 grams, raw
|Calories from Fat||1|
|Total Fat||0 g||0%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||0 %|
|Total Carbohydrates||13 g||4%|
|Dietary Fibre||1 g||6%|
|Vitamin A 1%||Vitamin C||80%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.
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