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Pineapple is the common name for a tropical plant and its edible fruit which are coalesced berries. Pineapples are the only bromeliad fruit in widespread cultivation.
Pineapple is eaten fresh or canned or juiced. It is popularly used in desserts, salads, as a complement to meat dishes and in fruit cocktail. The popularity of the pineapple is due to its sweet-sour taste containing 15% sugar and malic and citric fruit acids. It is also high in vitamin B1, B2, B6 and C. Its protein-digesting enzyme bromelain seems to help digestion at the end of a high protein meal.
Pineapple contains a proteolytic enzyme bromelain, which breaks down protein.
Pineapple juice can thus be used as a marinade and tenderizer for meat. The enzymes in raw pineapples can interfere with the preparation of some foods, such as jelly or other gelatin-based desserts but it breaks down in cooking or the canning process.
Pineapple is usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.
Pineapple is a member of the Fruits and Fruit Juices USDA nutritional food group.
|1 cup, diced||155|
|1 slice (3-1/2" dia x 3/4" thick)||84|
|1 slice, thin (3-1/2" dia x 1/2" thick)||56|
|British (UK) term:||Pineapple|
|en français:||les ananas|
|en español:||la piña|
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