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What is pineapple? About the ingredient pineapple. Including 530 recipes with pineapple, nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.


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.

whole pineapple

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.

fresh pineapple cut-up

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. 



Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup, diced (155g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 74Calories from Fat 1
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.2g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 19.6g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Sugars 14.4
Protein 0.8g
Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 94%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Pineapple is usually found in the produce section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Pineapple is a member of the Fruits and Fruit Juices USDA nutritional food group.

How much does pineapple weigh?

measure grams
1 cup, diced 155
1 fruit 472
1 slice (3-1/2" dia x 3/4" thick) 84
1 slice, thin (3-1/2" dia x 1/2" thick) 56

In Chinese:菠萝
British (UK) term: Pineapple
en français:les ananas
en español:la piña

Recipes using pineapple

There are 510 recipes that contain this ingredient.

Aam Chutney (Pineapple-Chile Chutney)
Amazing German Festive Cake
Asian Sweet and Sour Cod
Australian Hamburger
Australian Veggie Burger
Best Grilled Beef Kebabs
Black Forest Dump Cake
Caramelized Onion, Mushroom and Garlic Oil Flatbread
Carrot Cake Muffin Treats-Adapted
Carrot Cake with Lemon Frosting
Carrot Passion Layer Cake
Cherry Pineapple Jam

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