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Pineapples Nutrition Concerns?

Pineapples have a regal air about them, possibly due to the top section of the pineapple being referred to as a “crown.” The golden fruit inside the pineapple shell offers a rich sweetness that may also add to its regal image. Fresh pineapples are not only tasty, they also are the only known source of bromelain, an enzyme with anti-inflammatory properties.

Benefits

  • Immune system support.
  • Bone strength.
  • Eye health.
  • “Pineapples can help reduce the risk of macular degeneration, a disease that affects the eyes as people age, due in part to its high amount of vitamin C and the antioxidants it contains,” Flores said.
  • Digestion boost.
  • Anti-Inflammatory benefits.

PINEAPPLES NUTRITION FACTS

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 slices, 3 inch diameter, 3/4

Servings 1


Amount Per Serving
Calories 60
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 0mg
Potassium 120mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 15g5%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 11g
Protein 1g2%

Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 110%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%
Manganese 50%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

Directions

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HOW TO STORE

Store pineapple in refrigerator for 2 to 4 days. Cut pineapple lasts a couple of days if placed in a tightly covered container and stored in the refrigerator.

HOW TO SELECT

Pineapples are picked when ripe and do not ripen after harvest. Select pineapples that are fresh looking. Contrary to popular belief, the ease with which leaves can be pulled out is not necessarily a sure sign of ripeness. Avoid fruit that is old looking, dry or with brown leaves. Avoid bruised fruit or those with soft spots.

USAGE TIPS

Twist off crown. Cut pineapple in half and then into quarters. Trim off ends and remove core from center of quarter. Using a thin paring knife remove shell from fruit. Cut into bite-size pieces. For pineapple “boats” leave on the crown and both ends on the pineapple. Cut the pineapple in half lengthwise. Use a thin paring knife to cut the fruit out of the boats. The boats can be filled with fruit salad, sorbet, or even a chicken stir-fry.

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