Ingredient Spotlight: Pineapple

Ingredient Spotlight: Pineapple

Who doesn’t love pineapple? The sweet, juicy fruit drips with flavor in every bite. Did you know that the Antigua black pineapple is said to be the sweetest pineapple in the world. Pineapple is one of the most beloved tropical flavors out there and instantly connects people with thoughts of sunshine, paradise and the beach. Pineapple is the main flavor in our Taste Antigua Pineapple Ginger Twist Tea and true to our slogan, we have taste good feel good teas. So how does pineapple make you feel good?

Pineapple has a number of health benefits. It’s an excellent source of vitamins and minerals including vitamin C (goodbye colds!), manganese (yes to stronger bones), copper, magnesium, potassium, vitamin B6, fiber (easy relief), folate, and pantothenic acid. Pineapples are rich in antioxidants which boost your immunity, fight off sickness and disease and keep the body in good health. Because of the high concentration of vitamin C, eating pineapples can do wonders for your hair, nails and skin. It helps your skin look younger, your hair be thicker and your nails be stronger. Because of it's fiber content, pineapples aid in digestion and can help prevent constipation. According to Medical News Today, “fresh pineapple is the only known source of an enzyme called bromelain, which has been used in studies to determine it's effectiveness in alleviating joint pain, arthritis, reduce inflammation, inhibit tumor growth and shorten recovery time following plastic surgery”.

Organic Facts created a nice infographic that illustrates some of the benefits of pineapples. 

health benefits of pineapple

Ways to use pineapple:

- Pineapple is a perfect snack and can help keep cravings at bay as well as give an energy boost. Eat it on its own, as a part of a fruit salad, or mixed with shredded coconut, greek or plain yogurt and nuts for a yummy treat.

- Some people use pineapple for digestion relief and eat it as a light, healthy dessert after dinner or drink it as a tea.

- You can also use pineapple to add fruity flavor to your meals such as pineapple fried rice, thai chicken curry or hawaiian kebabs

- Frozen pineapple chunks can be frozen and used in juice and punches as an alternative to ice cubes which make your drinks watery.

- For a Caribbean treat, try making pineapple chow, a sweet, spicy and popular local snack

Our tea for the day is Taste Antigua Pineapple Ginger Twist!

 

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