Pineapples add a taste of summer to any occasion at any time of year. Not only are they great on their own or in fruit salads, they also make a deliciously sweet and tangy accompaniment to fish, meat, your favourite desserts and other tropical fruits.
Plus, pineapples are a tropical treat with immune-boosting health benefits. They are:
- An excellent source of vitamin C, important for a healthy, functioning immune system*.
- A good source of thiamine, magnesium and vitamin B6, which all act to keep the body healthy and functioning.
- An excellent source of manganese, important for bone health.
Bromelain is an interesting phytochemical found in pineapples, which has been shown to be an anti-inflammatory and may have particular benefits in colon health. Combined with the good fibre content, pineapples are a terrific food for good gut health.
*A serve of pineapple (164g) provides 25.5mg of vitamin C, more than half of the daily target for Australian adults (57%)