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Pineapple is an ingredient used in Indian cooking
Also known as:
Ananas

Description: 
Pineapples have exceptional juiciness and a vibrant tropical flavor that balances the tastes of sweet and tart. Pineapples are a composite of many flowers whose individual fruitlets fuse together around a central core. Each fruitlet can be identified by an "eye," the rough spiny marking on the pineapple's surface. Pineapples have a wide cylindrical shape, a scaly green, brown or yellow skin and a regal crown of spiny, blue-green leaves and fibrous yellow flesh. 

Commonly used in: 
Juices, desserts, salads, raita, salsa etc.

Health benefit: 
Among other things, Pineapples are loaded with vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium. It is also rich in fiber and calories. It is also low in fat and cholesterol. All the nutrients it contains promote good health. Since pineapples are rich in vitamin C, it can fight off viruses that cause cough and colds. Pineapples have bromelain, which is effective in suppressing coughs and loosening mucus. Eating pineapples while taking the right medications prescribed by the doctor for your sickness can help you recover more quickly. Pineapple is also popular for its ability to build and maintain strong bones because it contains manganese, which is a trace mineral that the body needs to build bones and connective tissues. Another benefit of consuming pineapple is that it helps to prevent blood clots. It is a rich source of anti-coagulant

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