Pineapple: properties, nutritional values, calories

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Pineapple has purifying, detoxifying properties and helps the body deflate from excess fluids. Properties, nutritional values, calories.


Pineapple is the fruit of the Ananas comosus plant belonging to the Bromeliads family. Of tropical origins, helps the body to deflate from excess fluids and for this reason it is effective against cellulite. Let's find out better.

> 1. Properties and benefits of pineapple

> 2. Calories and nutritional values ​​of pineapple

> 3. Ally of

> 4. They say about him

> 5. Curiosities about pineapple

> 6. A recipe up your sleeve



Properties of pineapple

Pineapple has purifying and detoxifying properties that facilitate digestion especially after abundant and protein-rich meals: everything is due to the aforementioned and very precious bromelain, which allows the breakdown of proteins.

Its diuretic properties make it an excellent remedy used in medicine and intended to facilitate replacement and solve water retention problems: it is in fact recommended in case of cellulite because, in addition to performing an effective draining action, it helps the swelling reabsorption.

The pineapple also contains active ingredients with fibrinolytic action which, by acting at the level of the blood vessels, reduce vasodilation and excessive permeability of the capillaries, situations that can cause inflammation or localized pain.


Calories and nutritional values ​​of pineapple

100 g of pineapple contain 40 kcal / 165 kj. Its chemical composition is as follows:

  • Water 86,40g
  • G carbohydrates 10
  • Soluble sugars 10 g
  • Protein 0,50g
  • Fat 0
  • Cholesterol 0
  • Total fiber 1 g
  • Sodium 2 mg
  • Potassium 250 mg
  • Iron 0,50 mg
  • Calcium 17 mg
  • Phosphorus 8 mg
  • Vitamin B1 0,05 mg
  • Vitamin B2 0,01 mg
  • Vitamin B3 0,20 mg
  • Vitamin C 17 mg


Pineapple, ally of

Tissues, bones, digestive system


They say about him

THEananas canned is very practical, but fresh is far more effective. The high processing temperatures of canned pineapple destroy the bromelina, a mixture of at least eight proteinases and small amounts of non-proteolytic enzymes effective in dyspepsia due to gastric and pancreatic enzyme deficiency and with anti-inflammatory, anti-edematous, decongestant action.


 Pineapple is excellent in the diet against water retention


Curiosities about pineapple

- ananas, technically, they are berries. From the leaves it is possible to obtain a fiber used to produce ropes and fabrics. The most common quality of pineapple is the Cayenne, which comes directly from the Ivory Coast (with large fruit, to be chosen very heavy and with green leaves); of another type is the small one Victoria, perfect for 2 people, with a particularly pronounced and vanilla flavor.

The variety Gold, imported from Costa Rica, is very sweet and contains more vitamin C than any other type of pineapple.


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A recipe up your sleeve

Pineapple knows how to flavor meat and seafood products (such as chicken and shrimp) in sweet and sour dishes, it is perfect for preparing cocktails such as Piña Colada and lends itself, of course, to the preparation of all types of desserts: fruit salads, cakes, ice creams, carpaccio.

We suggest you a light dessert and flawless obtained by marrying pineapple, cinnamon and honey. First you need a griddle or, alternatively, a non-stick tile.

Take a pineapple and cut off the tuft and the end opposite it. Deprive all the pineapple of its peel, being careful to remove all the dark eyes from the pulp. Obtain 4 slices at least 2 cm high, place them on the hot plate; turn them at least twice on each side, leaving them on the stove for at least 10-12 minutes.

When they are roasted, remove them from the plate and place them on a serving dish, putting on each of them a teaspoon of brown sugar, then one of honey and finally a light veil of cinnamon. Serve immediately.


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