Pineapple is a terrestrial herbaceous plant with spiny stems and leaves, which does not form seeds when self-pollinated and is therefore used to obtain high-quality seedless fruits.

Nutritional value of 100 grams of pineapple

• Proteins – 0.3 grams;
• Fats – 0.1 grams;
• Carbohydrates – 11.5 grams;
• Mineral salts – 0.3 grams;
• Water – 85.5 grams;
• Calorie content – ​​52 kilocalories;

Pineapple is a low-calorie food with a low fat content, its raw calorie content is 52 kilocalories per 100 grams, and 60 kilocalories when canned. Pineapple juice contains a total of about 48 kilocalories. In moderate quantities, it can be used by everyone, even overweight people.

Beneficial properties

Pineapple contains a large amount of plant fibers and organic acids. The fruit is also rich in potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron, copper, zinc, magnesium, manganese and iodine. In addition, pineapple contains valuable vitamins B1, B2, B12, PP and A. All this makes it an indispensable source of nutrients for the human body.

The biologically active substances contained in the pineapple provide it with truly unique healing properties.

First of all, it improves digestion, increases the enzyme activity of gastric juices, therefore, with a large meal, it is recommended to drink a glass of fresh pineapple juice or eat a piece of the fruit.

Secondly, pineapple lowers blood pressure, thins the blood and prevents the development of a number of dangerous diseases of the cardiovascular system, such as atherosclerosis, vessel thrombosis, stroke and myocardial infarction.

In addition, this fruit is effective in the treatment of arthritis, bronchitis, as well as various infectious diseases and diseases of the central nervous system.

Finally, special attention should be paid to the bromelain enzyme contained in pineapple, which favors slimming and rejuvenation of the body, and therefore this enzyme is the main active ingredient of many modern nutritional supplements for reducing body weight.

The fact that pineapple increases the levels of serotonin in the blood, which dulls the feeling of hunger, also contributes to getting rid of extra pounds, and also removes the excess amount of fluids.

It is no coincidence that in order to maintain a normal body weight and cleanse the body, doctors recommend organizing one “pineapple day” a week, in which only the fleshy part of fresh pineapples and their juice should be consumed.

It should also be noted that this fruit is a pleasant exception to the disappointing culinary rule that tasty foods are necessarily high in calories.

The caloric content of the fleshy part of pineapples is only 48 kilocalories per 100 grams, so a person can consume them until full.


These fruits are known to be highly acidic. Therefore, it should not be consumed by people who suffer from gastritis and ulcers, and the pH levels of their gastric juice is too low, i.e. below 1.

The large amount of organic acids in the pineapple or in its juice damages the tooth enamel, so after eating or drinking this fruit or its juice, a person must rinse his mouth.

It is not desirable to use pineapple and those who have low blood viscosity. Hypotensives should also limit the consumption of this fruit, due to its pronounced properties to lower blood pressure.

Sometimes there is an individual intolerance to pineapple, which in most cases is accompanied by an allergic reaction.

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