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Sunday, 13 January 2013

Pineapple

What is Pineapple
The pineapple is technically not a single fruit, but a sorosis. The fruits of a hundred or more separate flowers grow on the plant spike. As they grow, they swell with juice and pulp, expanding to become the "fruit." There are different variety and taste varies per variety. Depends on usage choose the right variety
Health Benefits

  • Fresh pineapple is low in calories. Nonetheless, ii is a storehouse of several unique health promoting compounds, minerals and vitamins that are essential for optimum health.
  • 100 g fruit provides just about 50 calories equivalent to that of apples. Its flesh contains no saturated fats or cholesterol; however, it is rich source of soluble and insoluble dietary fiber like pectin.
  • Pineapple fruit contains a proteolytic enzyme bromelain that digests food by breaking down protein. Bromelain also has anti-inflammatory, anti-clotting and anti-cancer properties. Studies have shown that consumption of pineapple regularly helps fight against arthritis, indigestion and worm infestation.
  • Fresh pineapple is an excellent source of antioxidant vitamin; vitamin C. 100 g fruit contains 47.8 or 80% of this vitamin. Vitamin C is required for the collagen synthesis in the body. Collagen is the main structural protein in the body required for maintaining the integrity of blood vessels, skin, organs, and bones. Regular consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body protect from scurvy; develop resistance against infectious agents (boosts immunity) and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body.
  • It also contains small amount Vitamin A (provides 58 IU per 100 g) and beta-carotene levels. These compounds are known to have antioxidant properties. Vitamin A is also required maintaining healthy mucus membranes, skin and essential for vision. Studies have suggested that consumption of natural fruits rich in flavonoids helps the human body to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.
  • In addition, this fruit is rich in B-complex group of vitamins like folates, thiamin, pyridoxine, riboflavin and minerals like copper, manganese and potassium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids, helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure. Copper is a helpful cofactor for red blood cell synthesis. Manganese is a co-factor for the enzyme superoxide dismutase, which is a very powerful free radical scavenger.

    Lot of myth about eating pineapple when you hv sore throat or pregnant.

Medical disclaimer:
  • The information and reference guides in this website are intended solely for the general information for the reader. It is not to be used to diagnose health problems or for treatment purposes. It is not a substitute for medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your health care provider for any advice on medications. 
Names In Other Languages for Pineapple(Arabic, Assamese, Bengali,Chinese, French, German, Gujarati,Hindi, Kannada, Malay, Malayalam, Oriya, Sinhala, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, Turkish, Urdu):


Nutritional value 


NUTRITION INFORMATION
Amounts per 1 cup, chunks (165g)

Calorie Information
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Calories
82.5
(345 kJ)
4%
  From Carbohydrate
77.8
(326 kJ)
  From Fat
1.7
(7.1 kJ)
  From Protein
3.0
(12.6 kJ)
  From Alcohol
0.0
(0.0 kJ)

Carbohydrates
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Total Carbohydrate
21.6
g
7%
Dietary Fiber
2.3
g
9%
Starch
0.0
g
Sugars
16.3
g

Fats & Fatty Acids
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Total Fat
0.2
g
0%
Saturated Fat
0.0
g
0%
Monounsaturated Fat
0.0
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.1
g
Total trans fatty acids
~
Total trans-monoenoic fatty acids
~
Total trans-polyenoic fatty acids
~
Total Omega-3 fatty acids
28.1
mg
Total Omega-6 fatty acids
38.0
mg
Protein & Amino Acids
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Protein
0.9
g
2%

Vitamins
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Vitamin A
95.7
IU
2%
Vitamin C
78.9
mg
131%
Vitamin D
~
~
Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)
0.0
mg
0%
Vitamin K
1.2
mcg
1%
Thiamin
0.1
mg
9%
Riboflavin
0.1
mg
3%
Niacin
0.8
mg
4%
Vitamin B6
0.2
mg
9%
Folate
29.7
mcg
7%
Vitamin B12
0.0
mcg
0%
Pantothenic Acid
0.4
mg
4%
Choline
9.1
mg
Betaine
0.2
mg

Minerals
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Calcium
21.5
mg
2%
Iron
0.5
mg
3%
Magnesium
19.8
mg
5%
Phosphorus
13.2
mg
1%
Potassium
180
mg
5%
Sodium
1.7
mg
0%
Zinc
0.2
mg
1%
Copper
0.2
mg
9%
Manganese
1.5
mg
76%
Selenium
0.2
mcg
0%
Fluoride
~

Sterols
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Cholesterol
0.0
mg
0%
Phytosterols
9.9
mg

Other
Amounts Per Selected Serving
%DV
Alcohol
0.0
g
Water
142
g
Ash
0.4
g
Caffeine
0.0
mg
Theobromine
0.0
mg


Footnotes for Pineapple, raw, all varieties
Source: Nutrient data for this listing was provided by USDA SR-21. Each "~" indicates a missing or incomplete value.

Percent Daily Values (%DV) are for adults or children aged 4 or older, and are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.

Nutrition Data's Opinion, Completeness Score™, Fullness Factor™, Rating, Estimated Glycemic Load (eGL), and Better Choices Substitutions™ are editorial opinions of NutritionData.com, given without warranty, and are not intended to replace the advice of a nutritionist or health-care professional. Nutrition Data's opinions and ratings are based on weighted averages of the nutrient densities of those nutrients for which the FDA has established Daily Values, and do not consider other nutrients that may be important to your health or take into account your individual needs. Consequently, Nutrition Data's higher-rated foods may not necessarily be healthier for you than lower-rated ones. All foods, regardless of their rating, have the potential to play an important role in your diet.

The Amino Acid Score has not been corrected for digestibility, which could reduce its value.

IF Rating™ is a trademark of Monica Reinagel. Data for the IF Rating was provided by inflammationfactor.com.


Read More http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/2019/2#ixzz27xznQxdI


Pineapple Substitute

Canned pineapple may be substituted for fresh in most recipes
Peach / oranges. But I never tried either one....

Where it can be used

Cooking, Salad, Juice, baking, just eaten raw as fruit,

How to Store
Choose pineapples with dark green leaves, heavy for size.  Avoid soft or dark spots and dry-looking leaves. Eat as soon as possible. Refrigerate cut pineapple for 2-3 days.Dried pineapple can be stored in airtight container.

Recipe Using  Pineapple (Here I list only main dishes.. but Pineapple be used in lot of dishes for decoration or just to add little flavour)


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