Sharp taste. Heaps of goodness!
Pineapple is a delicious fruit. It is received well all around the world for its sharp and poignant, yet extremely delicious taste and texture. Pineapple must be one of the most spread and beloved fruits in the world. Resilient to most of the weather conditions, it can be seen anywhere around the globe. Furthermore, it is almost guaranteed that no matter what country you decide to visit in the world, they will have their own traditional recipe in addition to eating it raw, it could be pineapple juice or a curry or even a dessert.
Here in this article, we will be taking look at one of the easiest and most preferable ways of consuming pineapple. Which is pineapple juice. This will give one all the goodness of pineapple as well as the added flavor of other ingredients that goes in on a drink.
What is in it?
Speaking of nutrition in pineapple, it is safe to call it a bomb of nutrition. Pineapple is famous for its overwhelming taste and textures. However, a little known fact is that it has overwhelming large sums of healthy chemicals embodied inside the hard shell.
Let us see what makes pineapple so full of healthy stuff. (note; the list below is set on a portion of 100 g of pineapple)
- 209 kJ of energy
- 13.2 g of carbohydrates
- 0.54 g of protein
- 0.12 g of fat
- Vitamin B6 C
- 13 mg of calcium
- 109 mg of potassium
- 1 mg of sodium
- 86 g of water
If you want to read the full list of nutrients, please visit the food composition table of the department of agriculture of United States.
Benefits of consuming pineapple
- For the immune system
Pineapple can really augment a person’s immune system. The overflowing nutrients inside pineapple is said to be really uplifting of the immune system to be resilient. It makes the immune system resilient to viruses and bacteria.
This is said to be especially true with small children who are between the ages of 2 and 5. Not only it strengthen the power of protection, it also fastens the speed of recovery from said viruses and such.
- Helps with the digestive system
Pineapple is said to have a special positive effect on one’s digestive system. There is an enzyme that could be found in abundance in pineapple. This is called Bromelain and it is said to be helping the digestive system to break down protein. Protein, usually is one of the hardest to break down.
However, it is worth noting that you might want to work a little differently to conserve Bromelain in a pineapple juice. Normal juice making practices can take away all the Bromelain in pineapple. Therefore it is suggested that you do not add sugar to the juice.
- Pineapple juice and skincare
Pineapple is jam packed with vitamin C and beta-carotene. These are some of the anti-oxidants that helps one a great deal with skin care. They aid to counter attack the damage the sun light and the dust in the atmosphere causes.
Furthermore, it helps diminish wrinkles as well as just develop one’s healthy skin in its entirety.
Vitamin C also plays a major role in producing collagen, which offers the skin its strength and structure.
It is clear that pineapple is not just another entity that would just tantalize your taste buds. It comes packing with a bus load of nutrition that helps you in an all around way.