Pineapple has its origins in South America. It was carried by the Spanish explorers in their ships to prevent the scourge of scurvy. Early attempts to grow the fruit in Europe failed as pineapple requires a tropical climate to grow.
Pineapple: The exotic Fruit
Pineapple is not only sweet, and it’s also good for you containing:
- Vitamin C
- Beta carotene
Your bones will thank you for eating lots of pineapples thanks for its high manganese content.
Bromelain in pineapple
Vitamin C and bromelain aids in fighting coughs and cleaning mucus if you have colds. Bromelain is a very useful anti-inflammatory enzyme, which breaks down protein, helping indigestion, and arthritis. Bromelain also helps prevent clot formation and high blood pressure as well. This helps people suffering from thrombosis, helping those experiencing heart problems.
This is also found in carrots but also found in the good old pineapple. This is good for the eyes, which lowers the risk of having macular degeneration, which causes vision loss as we get older.