Pineapple is packed with nutrients—including Vitamin C and manganese which help boost immunity besides their myriad other benefits to the body. Pineapple is also packed with antioxidants which may reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes by managing inflammation and mitigating the harmful effects of free radicals.
Pineapple also contains a compound known as bromelain, which has a number of different beneficial effects.
|Total lipid (fat)||0.47 g|
|Fiber, total dietary||3.7 g|
- Dried Pineapple are a source of Bromelain, which improves digestion and prevents cancer
- Enzymes present in Bromelain were initially thought to benefit the digestive system alone but now it is understood that the benefits are much wider and include a reduction of growth in some types of cancers and more generalized anti-inflammatory benefits.
- Vitamin C is the body’s most commonly used antioxidant and it is found in high quantities in pineapple.
- Magnesium is central to the process of energy production in cells and its presence with potassium helps regulate mitochondrial activity associated with the production of energy in cells.
- Energy production and regulation is further impacted by thiamine to a lesser degree, which is also present in pineapple.
Dried pineapple chunks make a great snack, they can be added to salads, ice-cream, cookies, and smoothies.