Nothing but dried organic pineapple, diced and ready to eat! Absolutely no added sugars or preservatives. A great addition to trail mixes, cereal, desserts, and baked goods.
Dried pineapple contains vitamin C, B-complex vitamins, folate, fiber, as well as the trace minerals manganese and copper.
Here are some of the nutrients found in dried pineapple:
- Good source of soluble fiber
- Vitamin C (although not as much as fresh pineapple)
- Source of folic acid and other B-complex vitamins
- Good levels of manganese
They contain 120 calories per 40 gram serving, comprised of 27 grams of carbohydrates, 0 gram of protein, 2 grams of fat, and 2 grams of fiber.
- Aid digestion of proteins (enzyme bromelain)
- May help decrease body inflammation (enzyme bromelain)
- Boost immune system (manganese, B-complex vitamins, vitamin C)
Bromelain is one of the most unique nutritional components of pineapple. This powerful enzyme helps our body more easily digest proteins. Recent research also indicates that it may have other beneficial health benefits.
More interesting information about bromelain from The World's Healthiest Foods website:
"Bromelain is a complex mixture of substances that can be extracted from the stem and core fruit of the pineapple. Among dozens of components known to exist in this crude extract, the best studied components are a group of protein-digesting enzymes (called cysteine proteinases). Originally, researchers believed that these enzymes provided the key health benefits found in bromelain, a popular dietary supplement containing these pineapple extracts. In addition, researchers believed that these benefits were primarily limited to help with digestion in the intestinal tract. However, further studies have shown that bromelain has a wide variety of health benefits, and that many of these benefits may not be related to the different enzymes found in this extract. Excessive inflammation, excessive coagulation of the blood, and certain types of tumor growth may all be reduced by therapeutic doses of bromelain when taken as a dietary supplement. Studies are not available, however, to show these same potential benefits in relationship to normal intake of pineapple within a normal meal plan."
Interesting Facts About Pineapple
- Thailand is the largest producer of this fruit in the world
- Hawaii grows the most pineapples in North America
- Pineapple plants produce only a single pineapple every 2 years!
- Unripe pineapples can be poisonous
- They can grow as large as 20 pounds
- Pineapples do not ripen after then have been picked
Storage Tips for Maximum Shelf Life
Dried pineapple will last for up to a year in the pantry, and 24 months in the refrigerator. As with most dried fruits, the key to maintaining freshness is to keep humidity, light, and air at bay.
How to Enjoy
Dried pineapple makes a great portable energy boosting snack. Here are other ways to enjoy it:
- In your favourite trail mix
- in ice cream, yogurt, or cereal
- Added in to breads, muffins, or other baked goods
Dried Pineapple Recipes
|Certified organic dried pineapple pieces
|Packaged in the same facility as milk, peanuts, tree nuts.
|Country of Origin
|Sri Lanka, Thailand