Pineapple has been loved by people across continents because of its numerous benefits as well as its sweet taste. However to some people too much of it might do them more harm than good, so let's dive into the benefits and drawbacks of pineapple.
Apart from its delightful taste, Pineapple offers numerous health benefits:
1. It contains vitamin C, which boosts the immune system.
2. Presence of bromelain(an enzyme known for its anti-inflammatory properties and digestive benefits) aids in the breakdown of proteins, making pineapple a natural digestive aid.
3. Pineapples are also rich in fibre which supports healthy digestion and can help in preventing constipation.
4. Pineapple juice is also very rich in vitamin C which is an important factor used to lower the risks of cataracts and heart diseases.
1. Pineapple juice is not recommended for pregnant women as it might cause contraction of the uterus and consequently a miscarriage.
2. Bromelain which is present in pineapples has also been said to cause abortions in rare cases.
3. It has high sugar content level and hence is not to be taken in excess which can cause gingivitis and cavities.
4. Some individuals who are allergic to pineapple might experience swelling of the mouth, throat, face and tongue as well as itching.
5. In severe cases it can cause difficulty in breathing or even lead to anaphylactic shock.
Pineapples are native to South America, specifically the region encompassing Brazil, Paraguay, and the northeastern part of Argentina.
Global Production: As of now, the top pineapple-producing countries were Costa Rica, the Philippines, Thailand, and Indonesia. These countries contribute significantly to the global pineapple production.
1. Pineapples are not actually a single fruit but a collection of multiple berries fused together.
2. The pineapple plant can produce fruit for up to 50 years.
3. Pineapples are the only source of an enzyme called Bromelain.
4. Pineapples were considered to be luxury items and became a symbol of wealth in the 18th century.
Because of its numerous health benefits, pineapples have earned their place as one of the most beloved tropical fruits. But it is also important to keep in mind that we should always consume pineapples only in recommended amounts. Avoid having too much of it as it can land you into serious trouble. Also, make sure to seek medical advice in case you are pregnant or have any health condition.