Pineapples belong to the group of fruit –‘Bromelias’ – but other fruits from that group are not edible. Various individual berries form a grid that make the pineapple, and every scale is the start of one and the end of another berry.
But there are also other parts, besides the berries that can be used from the pineapple. Here you can read hot to actually use the whole pineapple including the peel of it.
The Pineapple is rich in nutritive benefits:
Pineapple is abundant in vitamin C and also in manganese. Besides that it also is abundant in an enzyme –bromelain and also has a fair amount of dietary fiber.
The antioxidants are protected by the manganese. Pineapple also contains Vitamin B and thiamine – which are beneficial for boosting the amount of energy.
Pineapple is also perfect to be added in your diet because it has low levels of sodium, has no fat and no cholesterol. Just 82 calories are contained in one cup of pineapple pieces.
Here are some of the health benefits of pineapple
1. It is very beneficial for the heart
Pineapple is very rich in vitamin C – and it is very beneficial in case of any heart diseases or problems. Finland and China have conducted numerous studies which showed results that consuming vitamin C in high quantities can actually lower the risk for coronary diseases.
2. Improve the fertility
Pineapple is also very beneficial and improves the fertility of men and women due to its content rich in different minerals and vitamins like folic acid, zinc, beta carotene, copper and vitamin C.
Pineapple is rich in beta carotene which is later broken into Vitamin A in the digestion process. Manu studies have given results that show that beta carotene from pineapple can lower the risk of asthma induced by exercise.
4. It has anti-inflammatory properties
Pineapple is the only fruit that is a dietary source of bromelain. The whole pineapple contains high amounts of bormelain, but the peel of this fruit has the highest amount of this enzyme. So in case of sport inuries, pineapple is a great choice due to the amazing anti-inflammatory properties of bromelain.
5. It offers anti Carcinogenic properties
The bromelain that is contained in the pineapple –as we said earlier is a great ingredient in treating and curing cancer. And when you combine the chemotherapy with the natural treatment with pineapple is highly efficient in stopping the growth of cancer cells. Also another ingredient from pineapple – beta carotene can reduce the risk of colon and prostate cancer.
6. It hinders Cataract
Pineapple is rich in vitamin C which is beneficial for the eyesight. And consuming vitamin C in bigger amounts can lower the chances of developing cataract.
7. Treats osteoarthritis
Pineapple also has the ability to treat osteoarthritis due to its anti-inflammatory properties.
Here is the recipe for the incredible pineapple juice:
These are the needed ingredients for the juice:
- 1 whole pineapple including its peel.
- 1 liter of filtered water.
- Sweetener for better taste.
Instructions for the preparation:
First you need to wash the peel of the pineapple very good, then peel the fruit in order to separate the fruit and the peel and also cut the top of the fruit. Then take the shell and place it in filtered water in a pan, and put it on heat until it boils – the shell with some pulp of the pineapple. Leave it to cool down and then pour it in 1 liter filtered water to dilute. You can also add some sweetener in order to improve its taste. In the end, strain it and it is ready for drinking.