TASTE: sweet with hints of sour
BENEFITS: In addition to being rich in vitamin C, pineapple is also bursting with manganese, a trace mineral that is essential for healthy bones, collagen production, and antioxidant defense. Perhaps the biggest health benefit of pineapple is bromelain, a digestive enzyme that “breaks down protein molecules.” This enzyme has been studied as being helpful in digestion, absorption of antibiotics, and decreasing inflammation.
The pineapple under the sea is more than a home to a friendly sponge. Pineapples look super intimidating from the outside but tasty and sweet on the inside. A great hack to find the perfect pineapple is to smell the bottom. Sugar collects at the bottom of these guys so smell the bottom of the pineapple, and if it smells like sweet pineapple juice it’s ripe enough to eat. The sweeter it smells, the sweeter it is on the inside.
Pineapples are homes to some really amazing enzymes and the water dissolving vitamin C helps fight against skin damage. So while you’re tanning by the pool, eat some pineapple to help repair some of the damage the sun’s harmful rays can cause. Pineapples are pretty sturdy fruits which makes sense because these fruit can help your bones to be nice and strong. Vitamin C is essential to restoring collagen in the skin so your skin will thank you.
NUTRITION FACTS | % DAILY VALUE*
- Calories: 27
- Calories from Fat: 1
- Total Fat: 0.07g | 0%
- Saturated Fat: 0g | 0%
- Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.02g | 0%
- Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | 0%
- Cholesterol: 0mg | 0%
- Sodium: 1mg | 0%
- Total Carbohydrate: 7.1g | 2%
- Dietary Fiber: 0.8g | 3%
- Sugars: 5g
- Protein: 0.31g
- Vitamin A: 1%
- Vitamin C: 34%
- Calcium: 1%
- Iron: 1%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.