pineapple

Pineapple

PRIMARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Vitamin C,Copper, Manganese, Potassium
SECONDARY MICRO NUTRIENTS Vitamin B1, B5, B6, Folate
NUTRITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS Bromelain

  • Anti-inflammatory effects maximized if eaten between meals
  • Digestion aid: enzymes used to digest food if eaten with other foods
FUNCTIONAL BENEFITS Bromelain – anti-inflammatory use for acute sinusitis, sore throat, arthritis, gout, and speedy recovery from sports injuries and surgery
NUTRITIONAL NOTES Bromelain: sulfur containing proteolytic enzyme that aids:

  • Digestion
  • Reduces inflammation and swelling (e.g. carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Break down mucus in respiratory conditions (e.g. pneumonia, bronchitis)
  • Anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory
RDA Pineapple, raw
Nutrient Unit per100g
g 3700 86 2.3%
Energy kcal 2600 50 1.9%
Protein g 90 0.54 0.6%
Total lipid (fat) g 87 0.12 0.1%
Carbohydrate, by difference g 224 13.12 5.9%
Fiber, total dietary g 38 1.4 3.7%
Sugars, total g 9.85
Minerals
Calcium, Ca mg 1000 13 1.3%
Iron, Fe mg 8 0.29 3.6%
Magnesium, Mg mg 420 12 2.9%
Phosphorus, P mg 700 8 1.1%
Potassium, K mg 470 109 23.2%
Sodium, Na mg 1
Zinc, Zn mg 11 0.12 1.1%
Copper, Cu mg 0.9 0.11 12.2%
Manganese, Mn mg 2.3 0.927 40.3%
Selenium, Se µg 55 0.1 0.2%
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid mg 90 47.8 53.1%
Thiamin mg 1.2 0.079 6.6%
Riboflavin mg 1.3 0.032 2.5%
Niacin mg 16 0.5 3.1%
Pantothenic acid mg 5 0.213 4.3%
Vitamin B-6 mg 1.7 0.112 6.6%
Folate, total µg 400 18 4.5%
Choline, total mg 5.5
Betaine mg 0.1
Vitamin B-12 µg 2.4 0 0.0%
Vitamin A, IU IU 5000 58 1.2%
Vitamin E, total mg 15 0.02 0.1%
Vitamin D IU 600 0 0.0%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone) µg 120 0.7 0.6%

RDA – Recommended Dietary Amount recommendations are based upon calculations for a 40 year old very active man that I have adapted from USDA’s Dietary Intake Guidelines. Using this link you can make your own calculations

Adapted from:

Murray, M. (2005). Encyclopedia of Healing Food. New York, N.Y.: Atria Books

USDA food database: http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/

Other information sources:

World’s Healthiest Foods – an excellent online food and nutrition encyclopedia

Self Nutrition Data: an online nutrient breakdown of foods

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