• Bromelain, a collection of enzymes that helps with digesting proteins and can lower inflammation (the core has the most bromelain)
• Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant. Pineapple has more vitamin C than an orange. Vitamin C also helps with inflammation and improves your skin tone.
• B vitamins, a variety of B vitamins are present to help with energy production
• Natural sugars
How to select a Pineapple?
• Fruit should be heavy for its size and firm
• Avoid fruits that are bruised or have darkened areas
• Look at the bottom where it has been cut from the tree. You are looking for it to be slightly soft when you press it and that the area is free of mold
• Be aware that color is not always an indication of ripeness. You can smell the bottom where it has been cut and it should smell sweet.
• Store on its side so the bottom has air flow. Once cut, store in refrigerator.
For a video on cutting a pineapple, visit https://youtu.be/iPiwFhoTsl8
How to add them into your diet?
• Have a cup of pineapple as a naturally sweet dessert.
• Add into stir fry, rice, or other whole grain dishes
• As an ingredient in freshly made juices and smoothies
• Mix with sprouted buckwheat, nuts and seeds for a raw breakfast dish
Provided by: Melissa Vertosick, CHHC, AADP
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