Benefits and properties of the Pineapple

The pineapple is considered greatly for its nutritional value, its sweet flavor and health benefits, you have probably heard of the pineapple diet that makes you lose weight.

In this article we will tell you some of the benefits of the pineapple for the organism, it helps us in a natural way to take care of us with a healthy nutrition based of fruits and vegetables.

The pineapple is a sweet and juicy fruit which lets us eat it by itself or can be added to sweet and salty recipes and also green shakes, salads, pizzas, rice, pineapple juice, croquettes, buscuits, pineapple pie, etc.

Nutritional value of the pineapple

This fruit is rich in water (up to 87% of its composition) also it contains carbohydrates, fiber and vegetable protein. It’s fat content is practically non existent.

As for the micronutrients the pineapple or mother, we can highlight the vitamins C or ascorbic acid, B9 or folate, A and B3 or nicotinic acid.  The minerals that the pineapple contains we can name some like potassium, magnesium, calcium, fosforate, iodine, sodium, zinc and iron.

The pineapple has 50 calories per 100 grams and contains medium glycemic index.

In general, a healthy dies is recommended to prioritize the consumption of fruits with the low and medium glycemic index, especially for cases of overweight, obesity or type II diabetes.