The pineapple is native to Brazil (Ananás means in Portuguese “excellent fruit”) and was introduced in the Iberian Peninsula in the sixteenth century, by the hand of the Spanish conquerors of the New World
BENEFITS OF THE PINEAPPLE
Pineapple is a delicious tropical fruit that contains fiber, brome Lina, manganese, copper and vitamin C. Despite its sweet flavor, a cup of pineapple in pieces contains only 82 calories, but this portion has 16 grams of sugar per cup . However, pineapples are free of cholesterol and fat and low in sodium.
The consumption of this fruit offers us great benefits: it supports the immune system, facilitates the digestion of proteins and strengthens the bones. It can even help relieve the symptoms of the common cold. In addition to the vitamins and minerals mentioned above, pineapple also contains small amounts of B complex, calcium, zinc, vitamin A and beta-carotene.