- A good source of vitamin C, with useful amounts of vitamin B-6 folate, thiamine, iron, and manganese.
- May caus dermatitis in induviduals sensitive to bromelain, an enzyme in pineapple juice.
HEALTHING PROPERTIES : Fresh pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that is similar to the papain in papayas that dissolves proteins, Consequently fresh pineapple is a natural meat and poultry tenderizer when it is added to stews or marinades. If pineapple is to be used in a gelatin mold, however, the fruit should be conned or boiled beforehand in order to deactivate the bromelain; otherwise, the gelatin ( a form of protein) will not set properly and will become soupy.
Bromelain is an anti-inflammatory enzyme, and preliminary research suggests that it may reduce the risk of blood clots, thereby lowering the risk for heart attack and stroke. This is difficult to explain, since bromelain is a protein and such proteins are readily broken down in the digestive track. Topically applied, bromelain may help control tissue swelling and inflammation associated with arthritis, strains, and sprains, but it can also cause askin irritation or allergic dermatitis in susceptible people.
One cup of fresh pineapple chunks contains 75 calories and provides 25 mg of vitamin C, It also offers useful amount of other nutrients, including 0.17 mg of thimine, 16 mg (micro grams) of flote, 0.15 mg of vitamin B-6 0.6 mg of iron, nad 2.6 mg of managanese. Pineapple is high in soluble fiber, which helps in controlling high blood cholesterol. Pineapple is a good source of ferulic acid, a plant chemical that helps prevent the formation of ceancer-causing substance.
DID YOU KNOW ?
PINEAPPLE CONTAINS AN ANTI INFLAMMATORY ENZYME.
Pineapple contains bromelain, which some claim helps control inflammation associated with arthritis and many other conditions. Preliminary research suggests that bromelain's anti-inflammatory property may also reduce blood clots, which may lower the risk for heart attack and stroke.