A single pineapple fruit consists of a cluster of hundreds of fruits, pineapples are native to South America and were discovered back in 1493. Pineapple possesses the ability to regenerate, its leaves can be planted to grow a new plant. They possess a multitude of health benefits some of which are unique to the fruit.


1.) Pineapples are rich in antioxidants known as Flavonoids and Phenolic Acids. Antioxidants in pineapple are bound due to which they survive harsher conditions in the body and produce long-lasting effects.

2.) Pineapple contains a proteolytic enzyme called Bromelain which eases digestion. The presence of bromelain makes pineapple beneficial for people suffering from pancreatitis. People suffering from pancreatitis have compromised protein-digesting ability in the body therefore pineapple’s digestive enzyme can help them by promoting digestion.

3.) Pineapple boosts immunity and suppresses inflammation due to the presence of vitamin C and antioxidants in them.

4.) Anti-inflammatory properties in pineapple are helpful in providing short-term pain relief from arthritis.

5.) Pineapples help in speeding recovery after surgery and strenuous exercise due to their anti-inflammatory properties.

2 slices of pineapples (~164 grams) should be the upper limit for daily intake of pineapple. Since it contains huge amounts of proteolytic enzyme bromelain it can sometimes cause throat and tongue, therefore; should be taken in moderate amounts.

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