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Updated 26 February 2013

Pineapples

Pineapples are a source of vitamin C and potassium. Pineapples may also have anti-inflammatory effects.

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Pineapples are a source of vitamin C and potassium. Pineapples may also have anti-inflammatory effects. It contains the enzyme bromelain, which is thought to aid digestion. Pineapple reduces blood-clotting and could also help to remove plaque from arterial walls.

Cooked pineapple loses its bromelain, so it is best eaten fresh. Tinned pineapple also has a very high sugar content.

Pineapple is healthy and should be eaten often. A thick slice weighs around 80 g.


Calories 41
Potassium 160 mg
Vitamin C 12 mg
Fibre 1,2 g
Per 100 g
 
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