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👤FM Bureau 🕔01-July-2014
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Pineapple belongs to the Bromeliaceous family, originated in America, but it was the Europeans who first discovered this tropical fruit in the 1600s. The cultivation of this plant spread far and wide to all tropical regions of the world

By FM Bureau

Pineapple is eaten raw or is an important ingredient in various pies. It is widely used to flavour ice creams and shakes. Pineapple toppings and puddings are a common dessert in many cultures.

It grows and ripens in the plant. Once plucked out, no method will help to ripen it further. It will remain the same way it was when plucked. The taste and sweetness of the fruit depends on the smell of the fruit. More the flavour of the fruit more is the sweetness.

Health benefits

Many are aware that this fruit is rich in vitamins. What many are not aware is that pineapple has a host of other health benefits. It has properties that help to fight against various illness and sicknesses such as sinusitis, arthritis, indigestion, infections of the stomach and intestines. It helps to ease indigestion because it is filled with proteolytic enzyme that breaks down protein thereby promoting digestion.

Pineapple is rich in manganese that is necessary to build strong bones and connective tissues. It also has antiinflammatory properties which when taken regularly, helps to reduce the pain (mild relief) associated with arthritis in elderly.

Drinking a glass of pineapple juice regularly helps to prevent mucous accumulation in the throat. It brings out the mucous during a productive cough and clears the lungs because of its high vitamin C content. Another benefit of consuming pineapple is that it helps to prevent blood clots. It is a rich source of anti-coagulant. So, people who suffer from bleeding disorders are advised to consume a bowl of pineapples daily.

Adding on to the benefits is the ability to get a healthy oral cavity. Pineapples are acidic in nature; this helps them to prevent any bacterial growth in the mouth thus discouraging plaque growth in the buccal mucosa (the mucous membranes lining the inside of the mouth).

 The good news for pregnant women is that consuming pineapple helps reduce morning sickness. Those suffering from terrible morning sickness can consume a bowl of pineapple on empty stomach to help ease this problem.

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