The Eyed Fruit : Pineapple

The characteristics of pineapple are its numerous eyes, which at times are tedious to remove. So calling it an eyed fruit would not be misleading!

History

Mention of the fruit during the pre-Inca times suggests that it is native to Central and South America. Thereafter it travelled to Spain making its way to the tables of French aristocracy. By and by it made a place around the world. Today Hawaii is the largest producer of pineapples. It was named pineapple due to its resemblance to a pinecone.

From the botanical perspective

Pineapple is a multiple accessory fruit; it develops from many small berries fusing together. The botanical nomenclature of this wonderful fruit is quite similar to its Hindi name: Ananas comosus.

Pineapple, raw, all varieties

The nutritional values of "Pineapple, raw, all varieties" per 100 grams are:
Nutrition Summary
Total Calories 50
Protein 0.5 g
Fat 0.4 g
Carbohydrate 13.1 g
NutrientsAmount%Daily Value
Calcium, Ca 13 mg 1.3 %
Copper, Cu 0.11 mg 5.5 %
Iron, Fe 0.29  mg 1.61 %
Magnesium, Mg 12 mg 3 %
Manganese, Mn 0.93 mg 46.35 %
Phosphorus, P 8 mg 0.8 %
Potassium, K 109  mg 3.11 %
Selenium, Se 0.1 mcg 0.14 %
Sodium, Na 1 mg 0.04 %
Zinc, Zn 0.12 mg 0.8 %
Vitamin A 58  IU 1.16 %
Vitamin C 47.8 mg 79.67 %
Vitamin B6 0.11 mg 5.6 %
Vitamin E 0.02 mg 0.07 %
Vitamin K 0.7  mcg 0.87 %
Riboflavin 0.03  mg 1.88 %
Thiamin 0.08 mg 5.27 %
Folate, DFE 18  mcg 4.5 %
Niacin 0.5  mg 2.5 %
Sugars 9.85 g
Fiber 1.4  g 5.6 %
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Water 86 g
Carotene, alpha 0 mcg
Carotene, beta 35  mcg
Choline 5.5 mg
Lycopene 0  mcg
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Data source: USDA Nutrient Database, R25
*Percent Daily Values (%DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie reference diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower based on your individual needs.

Comments

guest Thursday, August 7, 2008

Soybean is said to absorb the highest amount of chemicals from the fertilizers in the process of growing. Hence it is harmful. What do u say?

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