May 27th, 2012
Pineapple is regarded as a universal fruit and the most popular fruit known for its vast benefits. We owe this to various pineapple products that market and advertise pineapples along with its benefits. Commercial pineapple products may be beneficial too, but having the fresh counterpart is better because of absence of preservatives. Pineapple is a tropical fruit with the following benefits according to its components:
Manganese is an essential mineral that can be found in pineapple. Pineapple is one of the greatest sources of manganese that help in bone formation, maintenance ..click to read more
May 23rd, 2012
Pineapple description and origin
Pineapple belongs to the Bromeliaceae family. This tropical plant is an herbaceous perennial that grows up to one meter in height and about thirty inches in width. In the midst of this strong herbaceous plant, up to 6 pounds of pineapple fruit can be ripened, with a typical shell surface, irregular shapes and rough bark. Juicy pineapple flesh is yellow, sweet and aromatic taste.
Pineapples originated from the Caribbean, and not as previously thought, from South America. They were discovered by Columbus in 1493. In Europe, pineapple was ..click to read more
September 11th, 2010
Have you ever tried pineapple tea? I’m a bit conservative when it comes to tea, but recently I discovered pineapple flavor tea. There are a lot of variations of pineapple tea but while I was searching for it, the one that stand out from the rest was the Boston Tea Pineapple Paradise.
This is actually a mixture of Chinese Sencha green tea blended with the tropical fruity flavor of pineapple and it really smells and looks like a sliced-n-diced piece of the tropics.
If you like pineapple, I think you will ..click to read more
July 14th, 2010
There are several types of pineapple. The edible species is called Pineapple comosus and also can be cultivated as an indoor flower.
Pineapple plant has expressive leaves and tiny flowers and in the spring it can even surprise you with the fruit. But for that certain conditions need to be met as follows:
* The temperature in the room where the plant is should be around 18-21C, although it can withstand warmer temperatures. But places that are exposed to drafts and cold air inflow should be avoided. Put your plant in bright ..click to read more
July 14th, 2010
Beneath the piles of potatoes, tobacco leaves, bags of corn and cocoa Columbus also took from the New World the unusual oval plant crowned with leaves in the shape of a palm tree. The plant had spiky bark, yellow-green color, like the fish scales or snake skin. At that time the pineapple probably looked really funny to the Europeans.
Pineapple was first recorded in South America, specifically in the area where Paraguay today is and it is still grown there, although new and real home of pineapple are Hawaii which have ..click to read more
May 30th, 2010
What makes pineapple one of the best natural medicinal products is an extremely high proportion of bromelain. Bromelain is called the miraculous enzyme, consisting of precisely three enzymes that act on the degradation of proteins in the body, so we can say that pineapple is one of the most important allies in the digestion of proteins. Bromelain has some other positive traits: prevents blood clotting and thus improves circulation, lowers blood pressure and contributes to the degradation of deposits on the inner walls of ..click to read more
May 25th, 2010
Pineapple Energy and nutritive value
The energy content of 100 g of fresh pineapple is 48 kcal / 202 kJ. Of this, 12% carbohydrate, 0.1% fat and 0.5% protein.
Pineapple is a good source of manganese (1.2 mg, which accounts for 17% RDA) and copper (0.1 mg, which accounts for 10% RDA).
It is also an excellent source of vitamin C (36.2 mg, which makes 60% RDA).
In 100 grams of pineapple there is 1.4 g of dietary fiber and 34 mg of beta-carotene.
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
202 kJ (48 kcal)
1.4 ..click to read more