Pineapple fruit is a tropical fruit that tastes very delicious, and also has many nutritional benefits for the health of the body. This fruit tastes a bit sour but palatable for consumption and will be more delicious when made in the form of juice. Pineapple fruit Besides fresh consumption are also processed into various kinds of food and drink, such as jam, fruit in syrup and others.
A brief history of the pineapple plant
Pineapple plant is a plant a fruit in the form of a Bush which has the scientific name Ananas comosus. The pineapple came from Brasilia (South America). And then the pineapple is cultivated throughout South America and the Caribbean. In 1493, Christopher Columbus gets pineapple in Caribbean Guadalupe. The discovery of Christopher Colombus is what made pineapple fruit is known in the world. On his return from the expedition of discovery of the American continent, he brought the fruit of the pineapple to the continent of Europe, from the European continent, pineapple fruit and then spread to many parts of the world as the era of colonialism took place.
When Christopher Columbus introduce pineapple fruit to Europe is becoming very popular. Pineapple becomes one of luxury food that is very exclusive. Transcontinental ships bring pineapple preserves from the Caribbean Islands for sale with prices expensive in Europe. Even fresh pineapple fruit is so much more expensive and difficult to obtain because of only a few fast ships capable of carrying fresh pineapple from the Caribbean to Europe.
In 1527, the Spaniards introduced the pineapple first to Hawaii, on the big island. Then from here, the pineapple fruit is believed to be spread to Asia and the West Indies.
Canned pineapple in the form of manufactured and sold for the first time by Captain John Kidwell. Produced in Hawaii, his efforts began as early as 1880 and became a very profitable business. In the year 1989 Captain Kidwell close her business due to high tax pressure. The United States Government tax burden which is not in accordance with the industrial canning pineapple. Canning industry until finally broke.
Pineapple fruit nutrient
Pineapple sweet fruity flavor to fresh acerbic, so somewhat frowned upon society at large. In addition, pineapple fruit contains high nutritional and complete. Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme (protease enzyme that can produce proteins, proteases), so it can be used to soften the flesh.
The pineapple is rich in vitamins A and C are antioxidants. It also contains calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, iron, sodium, potassium, thiamin, fruit sugar (sucrose), as well as the enzyme bromelain, an enzyme that works as a Solver protease protein. Pineapple also contains quite a lot of fiber.
Pineapple fruit nutrient content per 100 grams
Energy: 52 CAL
Iron: 0.3 mg
Vitamin a: 130 IU
Fiber: 0.4 g
Calcium: 16 mg
Vitamin C: 24 mg
Carbs: 13.7 g
Vitamin B1:0.08 mg
Water: 85.3 g
Protein: 0.4 g
FAT: 0.2 g
Phosphorus: 11 mg
Benefits Of Pineapple Fruit.
Pineapples fruit is beneficial for the health of the body, as a medicine healer of diseases urinary tract disorders, constipation, nausea, flu, hemorrhoids, and less blood. Skin diseases (eczema, hives, and mange) can be treated with pineapple juice smeared. The pineapple rind can be processed into syrup or extracted fluid for livestock feed. Not just that. Fruit whose skin was filled with Golden scales makes the defense system of the body becomes more powerful. Vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron, sodium, potassium, sucrose, as well as the enzyme bromelain stored in pineapple fruit is a tough shell can withstand the advance of serious diseases, such as tumors, atherosclerosis ( narrowing of the arteries), and disease beriberi.
Pineapples indeed potentially be medicinal plants,
pineapple bromelain enzymes in fruit is effective as an anti-inflammatory, helps soften the food in the stomach, interfere with the growth of cancer cells, and prevent the occurrence of blood clotting (blood coagulation).
Pineapple fiber content high enough, suitable to treat constipation
The fruit of the pineapple, that means consuming a laxative (constipation). In effect, defecation that had been dormant, be smooth again.
Pineapples is also pretty well consumed by people who are sick. In pineapple contained substances that can enhance absorption of a drug into the body.
The fruit and leaves of the pineapple are beneficial also clears dead skin tissue (skin debridement).
An experiment that was done against some rats who suffered burns showed that the enzymes in the leaves and fruit of the pineapple can lift the skin tissue death due to Burns. These enzymes continue to work up a healthy skin tissue appeared.
The possibility can prevent cancer cells.
This benefit could be derived from vitamin C which is known as antioxidants that can ward off cancer-causing free radicals. Content of beta-carotene in the pineapple is also thought to be a protection against prostate cancer and colon cancer
Maintaining healthy skin
Pineapple fruit can be used to address the problem of inflammation of the skin. The trick, take half of the pineapple fruit that is ripe. Peel his skin and then shredded. Sharing the results of grated pineapple to rub parts of flakiness and scaly. Do this activity at night before bed. The next day, freshly washed.
Prevention Of Cataracts
Vitamin C contained in pineapples is useful to avoid health problems. A research shows that a high intake of vitamin C is effective for reducing the risk of cataracts. The experts were not even slightly suggest to consume vitamin C as the primary prevention of danger risk of cataracts.
Even though it has many benefits for health, but should not be excessive in consuming pineapples. Because the pineapple contains high oskalat acid which if consumed excessively can trigger the formation of kidney stones. In addition, the high sugar content can be dangerous if consumed excessively