Queen Pineapple
  • Queen Pineapple

Queen Pineapple

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Raw pineapple is an excellent source of manganese (45% DV in a 100 g serving) and vitamin C (80% DV per 100 g).


Mainly from its stem, pineapple contains a proteolytic enzyme, bromelain, which breaks down protein. If having sufficient bromelain content, pineapple juice can thus be used as a marinade and tenderizer for meat. Pineapple enzymes can interfere with the preparation of some foods, such as jelly or other gelatin-based desserts, but would be destroyed during cooking and the canning process. The quantity of bromelain in the fruit is probably not significant, being mostly in the inedible stalk. Furthermore, an ingested enzyme like bromelain is unlikely to survive intact the proteolytic processes of digestion.

 

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Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 202 kJ (48 kcal)
Carbohydrates 12.63 g
Sugars 9.26 g
Dietary fiber 1.4 g
Fat 0.12 g
Protein 0.54 g
Thiamine (Vit. B1) 0.079 mg (7%)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.031 mg (3%)
Niacin (Vit. B3) 0.489 mg (3%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.205 mg (4%)
Vitamin B6 0.110 mg (8%)
Folate (Vit. B9) 15 ?g (4%)
Vitamin C 36.2 mg (44%)
Calcium 13 mg (1%)
Iron 0.28 mg (2%)
Magnesium 12 mg (3%)
Manganese 0.9 mg (43%)
Phosphorus 8 mg (1%)
Potassium 115 mg (2%)
Zinc 0.10 mg (1%)
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