Pineapples are a tropical fruit and a native to South America.

Brought to Hawaii in the 1700s, the pineapple has long been recognized as a symbol of hospitality.

Three varieties are commonly available and include Smooth Cayenne, Red Spanish and Sugar Loaf.

Pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C and also contain the enzyme bromelain.

Glycemic Index=59
Glycemic Load=7
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=385

Selecting and Storing Pineapple

Choose a firm, plump fragrant pineapple with rigid green leaves that is heavy for its size. After ripening, pineapple can be refrigerated for three to five days.

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About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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