Nutritious as Well as Delicious
Fruits and vegetables taste great, are essential to promoting good health and help reduce the risk of chronic diseases, including stroke, type 2 diabetes and perhaps cardiovascular disease and hypertension. At Maui Gold Pineapple Company, we know you have a choice of which fruits to eat each day; here are some great reasons to put extra-sweet Maui Gold® pineapple at the top of your list.
Pineapple is very low in a number of things most people should reduce their intake of, such as saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. It is high in things most people can beneficially use more of, such as dietary fiber, thiamin, Vitamin B-6, an it is a very good source of the antioxidant Vitamin C and Manganese.
Super Source of Vitamin C
More Manganese than Most Foods
Brimming with Bromelain
This protein-digesting enzyme is found only in pineapples and is believed to reduce inflammation and the pain caused by inflamed muscles, sinuses, etc.
Both the fruit and the core/stem of the pineapple contain Bromelain which is an anti-inflammatory proteolytic enzyme (pineapple, Ananas comosus, is of the Bromeliad family). Bromelain is one of the most popular and highly valued nutritional supplements, particularly in Germany, because of its medical properties as an anti-inflammatory used in treating sports injuries, arthritis, blood clots and a number of associated other problems. It is used as an alternative for anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen.
The bromelain content in pineapple was discovered in 1891 and the plant has a long tradition of being used for medicinal purposes in South and Central America.