One of America’s favorite, delicious tropical fruits
-- High in bromelain, thiamine (vitamin B1) and vitamin C
Pineapples have exceptional juiciness and a vibrant tropical flavor that balances the tastes of sweet and tart. They are second only to bananas as America's favorite tropical fruit.
Bromelain is a complex mixture of substances that can be extracted from the stem and core fruit of the pineapple. Among dozens of components known to exist in this crude extract, the best studied components are a group of protein-digesting enzymes (called cysteine proteinases).
Originally, researchers believed that these enzymes provided the key health benefits found in bromelain, a popular dietary supplement containing these pineapple extracts. In addition, researchers believed that these benefits were primarily limited to help with digestion in the intestinal tract.
However, further studies have shown that bromelain possibly has a wide variety of health benefits, and that many of these benefits may not be related to the different enzymes found in this extract. May support a healthy inflammation response, may support healthy blood coagulation.
Vitamin C is the body's primary water-soluble antioxidant, defending all aqueous areas of the body against free radicals that attack and damage normal cells. Free radicals have been shown to possibly promote the artery plaque build-up of atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease, cause the airway spasm that leads to asthma attacks, damage the cells of the colon so they become colon cancer cells, and contribute to the joint pain and disability seen in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis .
This would explain why diets rich in vitamin C have been shown to be useful for possibly preventing or reducing the severity of a variety of imbalances. In addition, vitamin C’s ability to possibly support a healthy immune system response has linked it to the possible prevention of recurrent ear infections, colds, and flu.
Pineapple is an excellent source the trace mineral manganese, which is an essential cofactor in a number of enzymes important in energy production and antioxidant defenses. For example, the key oxidative enzyme superoxide dismutase, which disarms free radicals produced within the mitochondria (the energy production factories within our cells), requires manganese. In addition to manganese, pineapple is a good source of thiamin, a B vitamin that acts as a cofactor in enzymatic reactions central to energy production.
Your mother may have told you carrots would keep your eyes bright as a child, but as an adult, it looks like fruit is even more important for keeping your sight. Data reported in a study published in the Archives of Ophthalmology indicates that eating 3 or more servings of fruit per day may lower your risk of age-related macular degeneration (ARMD), the primary cause of vision loss in older adults, by 36%, compared to persons who consume less than 1.5 servings of fruit daily.
Some possible health benefits of our Ripe Raw Freeze Dried Pineapple Tidbits may include:
May support a healthy inflammation response
Aiding in digestion & acid dyspepsia
My support a healthy Immune system response
High levels of Manganese & Thiamin (Vitamin B1) for Energy Production
Suggested Use: Mix 1 tablespoon with juice, yogurt, or add to your favorite smoothie.
Miscellaneous Facts about our Raw Freeze Dried Pineapple Tidbits
Ingredients: Raw Freeze-Dried pineapple.
Parts used: Raw ripe fruit.
Botanical Name: Ananas comosus.
Other Names: Nana, pina, anaasa, anarosh, kaitha chakka, nanasi.
Origin: Grown and Freeze-Dried in Chile. Packaged with care in Florida, USA.
How to Maintain Optimum Freshness
ZNaturalFoods.com offers our Freeze Dried Pineapple Tidbits packaged in airtight stand-up, resealable foil pouches for optimum freshness.
Once opened, just push the air out of the pouch before resealing it in order to preserve maximum potency. Keep your Freeze Dried Pineapple Tidbits in a cool, dark, dry place.
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