Aside from the interesting story and appearance of this fruit, it is also a storehouse of huge health benefits due to its wealth of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, including potassium, copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, vitamin C, beta carotene, thiamin, B6, and folate, as well as soluble and insoluble fiber.
Pineapples have exceptional juiciness and a vibrant tropical flavor that balances the tastes of sweet and tart. They are second only to bananas as America’s favorite tropical fruit. Although the season for pineapple runs from March through June, they are available year-round in local markets.
Unlike other fruit juices, pineapple juice is so sweet that often no sugar needs to be added. In fact, the only substance that is normally added to it is ascorbic acid, also known as vitamin C. This is added to protect color and flavor. If you prefer your juice without the extra vitamin boost, you can always juice the fruit yourself.
The enzyme bromelain present in Pineapple is useful in digestion and ensure neutralization of acids. Bromelain breaks down protein into simpler form and promotes digestion. It regulates pancreas secretion to aid in digestion process. Besides natural digestion aids, bromelain encourages healing of wounds, reduce pain in arthritis. Bromelain also helps in treatment of indigestion and acts as anti-inflammatory agent.
Bromelain softens the skin and used against skin inflammation and swelling. Use a glass of pineapple juice everyday to have fair skin clarity. One can also apply pineapple juice over the face and wash it with fresh water after getting dry. Pineapple juice is one of the best home remedies to improve skin hydration as well as make your skin clear and beautiful.
Pineapple is a powerful weapon against cancer owing to its high count of antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin A, bromelain, beta carotene, a number of flavonoid compounds, and amazing levels of manganese, which help in superoxide dismutase, an exceedingly potent free radical scavenger that relates to a number of cancers. Additionally, pineapples have been seen as a boon in prevention against mouth, breast and throat cancer.