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Pineapple

Also Known As : Bromelain, Ananas
Technical Name : Ananas comosus

Vegetarian

Taste Profile

Pineapples have a sweet and tart taste.

Usage Tips

  1. Pineapple can be used to make cakes, fruit salads, and fruit drinks.
  2. It is also used in savoury dishes as pizza topping or grilled ring on burgers.
  3. It is also used to make jam, yogurt, and ice cream.

Common names and forms

  1. Diced Pineapple
  2. Fresh Pineapple Pulp
  3. Pineapple Chunks
  4. Pineapple Fruit
  5. Pineapple Pieces
  6. Pineapple Slices
  7. Real Pineapple

Description

Pineapple is a tropical plant with edible fruit. It has a complex flower head that forms around the stems and originates from the tropical regions of America.

Health benefits

  • Pineapple contains Vitamin C, an antioxidant which fights against cell damage and protects from heart disease.(1)
  • It contains the mineral manganese that helps in developing strong bones and connective tissue.(1)
  • It reduces the risk of macular degeneration.(1)
  • It can help in digestion.(1)
  • It can help to reduce inflammation and tumour cell growth.(1)
  • It is also helpful in treating osteoarthritis.(1)

Selection Guide

Pick pineapple that is bright in appearance and it should smell sweet.

Note

Excessive consumption of pineapple can cause nausea, skin rash, vomiting, swelling of the mouth and cheeks.(2)

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