Pineapple is a healthy fruit that is famous for its tangy taste.
It is scientifically known as the Ananas which is originally from South America, where every European explorer gave it the name due to it resemblance to a pinecone.
Among the Northeastern states, the Meghalaya produces the maximum number of pineapples. The fruit can be enjoyed in solid, dried and juice form. Apart from its delicious taste. Pineapple is also known for its medicinal values.
Pineapple contains a high amount of vitamin C and manganese, which provides 131 per cent and 76 per cent of the daily requirement.
The low-calorie fruit is also rich in dietary fibre and bromelain, which is an enzyme that can play an important role in keeping us healthy.
165 gram of pineapple chunks contains 1.7 grams of fat, 1 gram of protein, 2.3 grams of fibre, 9 per cent of vitamin B6 vitamin.
Besides this, the pine fruit also contains trace amounts of vitamins A and K, phosphorus, zinc and calcium.
Pineapple is also known to provide relief from digestive issues. The enzyme bromelain helps to break down the protein molecule into their building blocks. This helps them to absorbed across the small intestine more easily, providing relief from indigestion issues.
Lab test shows that bromelain may suppress the growth of breast cancer cells and stimulate cell death.Eating pineapple is particularly beneficial for those suffering from pancreatic issues. It is helpful for those who suffer from pancreatic insufficiency, a condition in which the pancreas cannot make enough digestive enzymes. Apart from this, the fruit can provide constipation and keep the gut lining healthy due to its high water and fibre content.
The various compounds present in the fruit can also help to fight cancer which is commonly linked with oxidative stress and chronic inflammation.
Lab test shows that bromelain may suppress the growth of breast cancer cells and stimulate cell death.
It can be effective in suppressing cancer in the skin, bile duct, gastric system and colon. It also helps in protection against prostate cancer.
This fruit can lower the risk of both viral and bacterial infections.
Bromelain in pineapple has anti-inflammatory property which provide relief to those who have inflammatory arthritis.
Pineapple is a rich source of several nutrients including calcium and manganese. These nutrients can help to prevent osteoporosis, which is a common joint problem of old age.
The vitamin C in it is beneficial for the skin.