Pineapple is a member from bromeliad family. It is a native of southern Brazil and Paraguay, the Indians brought it to southern part of America and gradually it is cultivated in many parts of the world. The sailors in olden days used to carry pineapple to protect them from scurvy.
Pineapple is a delightful juicy fruit consumed just like that, or as custard or as pineapple juice.
Pineapple is loaded with many vitamins and mineral. The main nutrients of pineapple include calcium, potassium, vitamin C, manganese and fibers. It is low in fat and cholesterol.
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Health Benefits of Eating Pineapple
- The enzyme bromelain present in pineapple is helpful to suppress cough, it also loosens the mucus and dissolves it.
- The fiber present in pineapple relives constipation.
- It relives nausea and vomiting.
- It helps to build healthy bone in young adults and children. It strengthens the bones in elderly individuals. Manganese is a trace mineral; pineapple has a rich amount of manganese which is used in strengthening and building bone and connective tissue in association of calcium.
- Pineapple juice is useful in bronchitis and chest congestion.
- Bromelain is known for its anti-inflammatory activity, eating pineapple relives inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis.
- The vitamin C present in pineapple enhances the iron absorption form the intestine.
- It promotes good dental and oral health.
- It has the quality of expelling intestinal worms.
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