The scientific name for pineapple is Ananas Sativus Schult, however, it has other names too. It is composed of protein, high amount carbohydrate, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin E, folate, niacin, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, potassium, zinc, sodium and saturated fat.
Pineapples contain more of sugar, vitamins B6, C, and B1. It basically aids in the digestions of other foods. Pineapple ripen on the plant is less acidic and very rich in nutrients. However, pineapple harvested unripen and earlier has very high content of acid and low nutrients.
Importance of Pineapple Consumption
- People suffering from slow digestion and experiencing a sense of heaviness in the stomach which is as a result of low amount of gastric juice (hypochlorhydria) are recommended to eat ripen fresh pineapples.
- It is a good complement to weight loss diet for the obese
- It is also appropriate for people suffering from sterility due to inadequate production of germinal cells (sperm in men and ova in women)
- It is good for people suffering from stomach cancer. It is an effective inhibitor of the formation of nitrosamines. These carcinogenic substances form in the stomach as a chemical reaction between nitrites and certain proteins contained in foods.