Thursday, September 10, 2009
The origin of pineapple is from Brazil. Pineapple leaves grow up to 20 - 72 inches in length. It contains rough structure outside. Pineapple's contains nutrients like fiber, vitamin c, calcium, potassium. It is low in fat and cholesterol. Vitamin c is the body's primary water soluble antioxidant, against free radicals that attack and damage normal cells. It is also a good source of vitamin B1, vitamin B6, copper and dietary fiber. Pineapple is the second most popular tropical fruit, native to South America particularly in Brazil and Paraguay
Pineapple enzymes have been used with success to treat rheumatoid arthritis and to speed tissue repair as a result of injuries, diabetic ulcers and general surgery. Pineapple reduces blood clotting and helps remove plaque from arterial walls.