Natural pineapple dehydrated without sugar

In the dried version, in addition to the fresh and sweet taste, pineapple is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals, together with the richness of natural sugars for a charge of energy and delicacy.

Dehydrated pineapple: properties and benefits

This exotic fruit is known for the benefits it brings, due to the substances contained within such a characteristic shape.

Among the main properties of pineapple, in fact, there is the good amount of vitamin C , optimal in dehydrated natural pineapple - when the water is removed, the nutrients are concentrated.

In addition, a substance that is concentrated in dehydrated pineapple is above all bromelain , a set of protein enzymes that help the body in the digestion of animal proteins, and can counteract the irritation of the gastrointestinal tract due to to digestion.

In addition, bromelain acts together with other vitamins and minerals, as a powerful antioxidant.

The combination of vitamins, minerals and enzymes therefore promotes healthy digestion, reduces stomach acid, reduces inflammation typical of the food absorption phase.

In addition, the bromelain contained in dried pineapple is indicated to counteract water retention, thanks to its ability to promote the drainage of liquids and well support microcirculation. For these reasons, pineapple also helps the well-being of the urinary tract.

Fibers are the other important nutrients of natural pineapple. A confirmation of the well-being given to our digestion by this fruit.

A moderate consumption of dehydrated pineapple allows a regular functioning of the immune system also thanks to the high availability of vitamin C.

A vitamin that the body needs, for its beneficial effects of stimulating the activity of antioxidants and white blood cells.

In addition, the vitamin C content of pineapple is beneficial to the skin, preventing cell aging and maintaining its radiance.

Vitamin C acts in this sense by stimulating the correct production of collagen in the body; an important source of protein needed by blood vessel tissues, skin, bones and other organs.

These antioxidants contained in dehydrated natural pineapple can also improve the healing process for acne-prone skin, protect healthy cells from free radical destruction, and prevent premature aging.

The benefits of sugar-free dehydrated natural pineapples are useful for improving health as well thanks to the high levels of copper, an essential mineral in various enzymatic reactions and compounds in our body.

Origins and History of cultivation

The pineapple was born in tropical America, and was a famous fruit among the peoples who found it in a state of wild growth.

Due to its decorative form, it was believed to be a symbol of hospitality and ornamental, while in some tribal rituals it symbolized strength and success. The Aztecs had given pineapple a meaning similar to the phrase "she who is beautiful - even when it rains outside".

When the conquistadors arrived, they discovered the beauty and goodness of the fruit, transporting it to Europe and then to the East Indies. To date, pineapple cultivation is widespread throughout the tropical zone of the world.

According to some, its name derives from the Brazilian nana, which the Portuguese transformed into ananaz, according to others it is of Arab origin. The Spaniards called it piña, due to the similarity of the fruit to a pine cone. Hence the English name pine apple - it arrived in England in the 17th century.

Although it was exported to the Philippines as early as the 16th century, and from there it reached Hawaii, it has been grown in greenhouses for a long time in the coldest countries in Europe, albeit at a very high cost. Now, it is easily transported from tropical climate countries. Among the major exporters are the Bahamas, the Antilles, the Hawaiian Islands, Florida, the Azores, Singapore.

The varieties are now many, and we find on the table above all products such as pineapple juice, fresh pineapple according to the season, and pineapple dehydrated in all seasons - in the natural sugar-free or sweetened pineapple variants. / p>

Plant and Fruit

The Pineapple comosus is a plant of the Bromeliad family, native to tropical America and widespread today especially in countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia or Australia.

As a fruit plant she is not very tall, and to grow well she needs to find arich soil, well drained, with acid pH, excellent sun exposure.

It will then be able to develop, flourish and bear fruit. The flowers are purple, pink or red, while the fruits have a shape that resembles a pine cone; plants grow slowly, and sometimes take up to 2 years to reach full maturity.

Pineapple is actually made up of many flowers and berries of the plant, which come together to form a single fruit. As the fruit ripens, offshoots emerge from the top and bottom. Each can be divided, to produce a new pineapple.

Nutritional values ​​of natural pineapple dehydrated without sugar

The nutritional properties of dehydrated pineapple are interesting and, as we have seen, it is a fruit known for the good amount of vitamin C we need every day (it provides about 50% of it).

Natural dehydrated pineapple with no added sugar contains vitamin C (about 36 mg / 100 g) and vitamin A (about 8 mcg / 100 g). In the dried version it contains about 350 Kcal per 100 grams, and is rich in sugars for an energy snack. It does not contain fat (0%), but fiber (about 5g / 100g) and protein (about 2g / 100g).

It also makes available minerals such as potassium (around 500mg / 100g), calcium (around 60mg / 100g), iron and manganese - a mineral that helps bone development and strong connective tissues.

How to consume dehydrated natural pineapple in the kitchen or as a snack

This fruit tastes somewhere between sweet and sour, and can easily be made into the dried version, useful in a variety of delicious foods and drinks.

As a snack with no added sugar , and low fat, dehydrated pineapple is an effective way to get energy right away. Like many dried fruit, dried pineapple can be used in energy bar preparations.

The sugar-free dehydrated pineapple slices, in addition to being a snack of hunger-breaking dried fruit, can be used in the kitchen for the preparation of other dishes.

Natural dried pineapple can be added to yogurt, fruit salads, tea, vegetable drinks or smoothies. Great as a top decoration for ice cream, cake, cupcake or muffin.

You can also add a few slices of dehydrated pineapple to a mix of cereals and dried fruit, for breakfast or a snack.

Natural dried pineapple can be used as a pleasant side dish in some recipes, due to its sour taste. You can also add dried pineapple to cocktails, to make them original.

Dried pineapple: side effects and contraindications

There are no particular contraindications to taking pineapple in the right doses, but we know that natural sugars are high - albeit lower in this version of dehydrated natural pineapple without sugar. For this reason, to avoid raising blood sugar levels in our body, those suffering from diabetes are advised against pineapple beyond the certain quantities.

Even during pregnancy, it is not recommended to consume large quantities of this fruit, due to the concentration of sugars.

In excessive doses the dried pineapple could cause a laxative action or nausea.


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