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Pineapple in Sindhudurg
Pineapple in Sindhudurg
Pineapple in Sindhudurg

 India is the fifth largest producer of pineapple.  Other leading producers are Thailand, Nigeria, Mexico, Indonesia, Colombia, USA, Philippines, Brazil and China. The pineapple was introduced to India by Portuguese in 1548 AD. Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Manipur, West Bengal, Kerala, Karnataka and Goa are the top cultivators of pineapple and small-scale cultivators are Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh.

The scientific name of Pineapple is Ananas comosus. It was named "pineapple" by the European explorers due to its resemblance to a pine cone. In many countries, fruit has a name similar to "ananas" that comes from the Tupi word nanas, meaning excellent fruit. The pineapple is a tropical plant, which grows up to 1.0 to 1.5 meters.

Pineapple is the second most favourite tropical fruit in the world. It is full of enzymes, vitamins and minerals.
Immune system Booster
Vitamin C in Pineapple helps by stimulating the activity of white blood cells and acting as an antioxidant to defend against the harmful effects of free radicals. Free radicals are dangerous byproducts of cellular metabolism. Vitamin C is also helpful to fight against heart disease and joint pain.
Bone strength
Pineapple is the rich source of manganese which is helpful for the development of strong bones as well as tissues.
Eye health
Pineapple has the ability to improve eye health and beta-carotene in pineapple delay age-related eye diseases.
Dietary fibre and bromelain enzyme in a pineapple play vital role for good digestion. Pineapple has many health benefits like it fight against stomach infections, constipation, sinusitis, arthritis and indigestion.
Anti-Inflammatory benefits
Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain, which has similar results to anti-inflammatory drugs, but without side effects.
Improves Oral Health
Pineapple is a very powerful astringent which is most important for healthy tissue, muscle and prevents from hair loss, tooth loss. Also, pineapple has antioxidant compounds that protect against oral cancer.
Regulates Blood Pressure
Pineapple is the valuable source many minerals. Pineapple juice improves blood circulation, good for heart health and ensures smooth blood flow.