When it comes to exotic fruits, there is one that leads the way, both physically and taste-wise.
Pineapples are one of god’s greatest foods, and one which has been adored by humans for centuries.
The first thing that will get your attention is the shape and size of the food. Pineapples look a little bit like a palm tree with a short and fat base (a bit like a tree trunk), and a top that branches out and spikes, a bit like tree branches.
The outside layer is prickly and spiky, and if handled incorrectly, can actually leave you with bleeding palms..
Nationally speaking, they contain plenty of great nutrients, including proteolytic enzyme bromelain, which helps in the digestion of protein.
Pineapples are also high in antioxidants and a great source of minerals and vitamins for any person.
Here’s a breakdown of what you get out of a standard 100 gram serving of the tasty fruit:
Vitamin A : 130 I.U.
Vitamin C : 24 mg.
Calcium : 16 mg.
Phosphorus : 11 mg.
Potassium : 150 mg.
Carbohydrates : 13.7 gm.
Calories : 52
Health wise, there are also a list of beneficial reasons behind eating them. not only is it good in making your body stronger and lean, it can also help in overcoming a list of health issues.
Preventing blood clots is one reason many eat the fruit, as well as those trying to overcome goiter problems.
Pineapples have also been known to help treat dyspepsia (chronic digestive disturbance), bronchitis (inflammation of the bronchial tubes), catarrh (secretions from mucous membranes) and high blood pressure.
Those with arthritis have also been known to have good improvements when eating high amounts of pineapple.
In addition fresh pineapple juice has been linked with curing constipation, throat infections, and nausea.