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    Pineapples are perfect for boosting your immunity, packed with vitamin C they help the body’s defences against germs and viruses, which is exactly what is needed going into the winter months.

    It takes almost 3 years for a single pineapple to reach maturity!


    This sweet, sunshine fruit is loaded with vitamin A, calcium, potassium and phosphorus, and being low in calories, fat and cholesterol, while high in fibre this makes pineapples the chosen fruit for boosting your overall health.

    Once harvested, pineapples don’t continue to ripen.

    The high manganese content in pineapples helps to give your bones an added boost too. This essential mineral helps your body to build strong bones and connective tissue.

    The difference in colours of a pineapple does not relate to their ripe state, but rather where they were grown.

    Bromelain is the star attraction in Pineapples and is found in the pineapple stem, this protein-digesting enzyme helps to regulate the pancreatic secretions and aid digestion, helping to keep your digestive tract healthy.

    Pineapples are great for tenderising meat due to the bromelain content.

    Pineapple has anti-inflammatory qualities, and has been linked with the alleviation of chronic pain from conditions such arthritis and gout.

    Only 1 pineapple is produced from a single plant in a season.

    The antioxidant rich pineapple makes it a natural choice in protecting against coughs and colds, while the bromelain helps to loosen mucus and suppresses a tickly cough.

    Christopher Columbus brought the pineapple to Europe.


    The stunning yellow colour of pineapple comes from the high beta carotene content, which is excellent for your vision, helping to protect you from conditions such as macular degeneration.

    Pineapples can regenerate, cut the top off the pineapple and plant it, with the right conditions, you will have your very own pineapple!


    I’m sure you have all read about the benefits of combating nausea with ginger, but did you know that pineapple is also excellent at reducing nausea, perfect for pregnant woman, or those suffering with travel sickness.

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    I love pineapple, it’s brilliant for treating nausea when pregnant but can bring on contractions in later stages I heard?,

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