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Pineapple and Its Health Benefits

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Pineapple is a great fruit. The most popular exotic fruit after banana. Originally from South America, the pineapple was discovered by Europeans in 1493. Christopher Columbus brought it to Europe, where he tried, without much success, the cultivation in greenhouses.

Today, the pineapple is cultivated in southern United States, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Brazil and Mexico. Because it can be frozen, pineapple is canned only in sugar syrup. The fruit will be fresh up until 10 days after harvest, is one of the fruits that are highly perishable, especially if stored at colder temperatures more than five days, so it loses its taste and aroma.

Before being consumed, pineapple can be stored at room temperature for two days. This treatment will make it soft and juicy.

Pineapples Are The Richest In Manganese C

In terms of health benefits, the list is long. First we must say that pineapple is rich in vitamin C, 100 grams of fruit containing 40% of daily recommended dose. But very special is the content of manganese in pineapple – 100 grams of fruit is already exceeding the recommended daily dose, which is 2-3 milligrams, but without health risk, even if you eat pineapples every day.


Manganese is an essential mineral for life. All cellular enzymes contain manganese and need this mineral to function. The combination of manganese and vitamin B1, and exists in a pineapple in large part, thus, being essential for insulin production.

Pineapple increases immunity, is a good support for healthy digestion and proper bowel movements due to large amount of fiber they contain. This fruit contains a specific enzyme called bromelain, also called “enzyme that eats grease.”

To be noted that you should not expect miracles in terms of silhouette eating pineapples, but it helps in the reduction of fat deposits, when consumed during periods of low calorie diet.

The pineapple is also effective in lowering “bad” cholesterol and fight inflammation in joints. In addition, decreases blood clotting ability, thus being a factor that helps to prevent strokes and retinal (eye) health. Pineapples are a good source of antioxidants, copper, iron and vitamin A.

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