The first thing that we remember when someone takes the name Pineapple is the yellow orange fruit with prickles. As a kid, it was one of my mouth watering fruit. Pineapple in Hindi is known as Ananas. Whereas the scientific name of Pineapple fruit is Ananas comosus. Pineapple is a tropical fruit that everyone knows, but do you know the nutritional value of pineapple fruit?
Let’s explore the nutritional value of consuming pineapple (per 100g).
Pineapples are a rich source of vitamins like Niacin, Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Thiamine, Riboflavin, etc. Having 100g of pineapple fruit provides 209kJ of energy, carbohydrates 13.12g, fats 0.12g, proteins 0.54g & minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, sodium, potassium & many more. So basically having this yellow raw fruit has a lot of health benefits. Include it in your diet whichever way you like as a fruit or juice or in salads or as jam or as chutney. I think the list goes on. There is no reason as to why we should not have it. Don’t you think so?
Benefits of Pineapple
A fruit loaded with so much nutritional value also has numerous health benefits. Pineapple fruit is beneficial both for men and women. Here are 16 benefits of sweet and sour Ananas.
- Prevents Colds
- Aids in Weight Loss
- Promotes Bone Health
- Healthy Digestion
- Fights against Cough
- Improves Oral Health
- Blood Circulation
- Boost Tissue Health
- Fight Arthritis
- Blood Pressure
- Improves Eyesight
- Reduces Hypertension
- Asthma Prevention
- Anti-Inflammatory Properties
- Relieves Nausea
Bromelain is an enzyme which is found in Pineapple and has anti-inflammatory properties which helps in fighting against the cold.
Aids in Weight Loss
Since the fruit contains large amount of water, thereby making you feel full. So include pineapple in your diet to reduce weight loss.
Promotes Bone Health
This fruit contains good amount of calcium, potassium & magnesium. All these minerals help in improving the bone health and makes them stronger.
Pineapple is rich in fibers that helps in aiding the digestion process. There are 2 types of fibers – Soluble & Insoluble. Ananas has a major amount of soluble fiber.
Fights against Cough
Bromelain contained helps in reducing irritation caused in throat and provides relief from cough. Pineapple is 5 times more effective than cough syrup.
Improves Oral Health
This acidic fruit has the ability to destroy bacteria in your mouth which causes gum diseases.
This amazing fruit contains copper which helps in the formation of red blood cells. Red blood cells increase the oxygenation to various organs of the body and thus ensures proper functioning of the body. Drinking pineapple juice will thus help in improving blood circulation.
Boost Tissue Health
Ananas contains Vitamin C that helps in the healing process. Besides, it increases synthesis of collagen. Collagen is the essential protein base for bones, skin, organs, and so on.
Digestive enzyme – Bromelain helps in reducing inflammation. Vitamin C assists in cutting the pain & swelling in both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Vitamins & Minerals in pineapple help in reducing high blood pressure. One of the natural remedies to control high blood pressure.
This amazing fruit contains Vitamin A & beta-carotene which helps improving vision. Drinking pineapple juice solves problems related to eyes as it possesses anti-oxidants.
Sodium & potassium helps to reduce Hypertension. Including this yellow fruit in your diet can help to solve the problem.
Beta-carotene is found in pineapple which lowers the risk of Asthma.
It’s a natural anti-inflammatory source that reduces pain, bruising & swelling.
Pineapple is a natural remedy for treating bronchitis. Bronchitis is an inflammation of bronchi (tubes that connect trachea to lungs)
Having pineapple early in the morning helps to fight against nausea or morning sickness. Pregnant women can include it as a part of their diet since they experience nausea at a greater rate.
Hope you liked the article and after reading will surely go and grab a Pineapple.
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