Health Benefits of Pineapple
Vitamin C You probably know that pineapple is a rich source of vitamin C ascorbic acid). This is an antioxidant which helps to protect cells from damage by free radicals. Vitamin C also supports the immune system, wound-healing and the absorption of iron from plant-based foods.
Bromelain Have you heard of Bromelain though? Bromelain is a mixture of enzymes contained in pineapples which have anti-inflammatory properties, improves digestion and promotes wound healing.
Fibre Pineapples also are an excellent source of dietary fibre, so promotes regular bowel movements, supports gut health and may reduce the risk of chronic disease such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Pineapple also contains, in smaller amounts, other vitamins and minerals such as vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin B9 (folate), and potassium. These nutrients play various roles in the body, such as supporting vision, brain function, and heart health.