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Pineapple Nutrition Facts and Varieties

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PINEAPPLENUTRITION FACTSAND VARIETIES
EAT PINEAPPLE TO BE HEALTHY
S.ESWARA REDDY 4/21/2011
 
Pineapple nutrition facts and varieties
Dr.S.ESWARA REDDY
One of the most prized and popular fruits, pineapple or "ananas" hasan interesting history to narrate. The ananas plant is actually nativeto Paraguay in South America. It spread by the local Indians upthrough South and Central America and to the West Indies. Later, itwas brought to Spain when Columbus discovered Americas’ in 1493,from where; it spread to rest of the world by the sailors (just liketomatoes) who carried it for protection from
 scurvy 
wherever theywent.Scientifically, it is known as
"Ananas comosus" 
and belongs to thefamily of 
Bromeliaceae,
of the genus;Ananas.
See the table below for in depth analysis of nutrients:Pineapple (
 Ananas comosus)
, Fresh,Nutritive Value per 100 g(Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)PrincipleNutrientValuePercentage of RDA
Energy50 Kcal2.5%Carbohydrates13.52 g10%Protein0.54 g1%Total Fat0.12 g<1%Cholesterol0 mg0%Dietary Fiber1.40 g4%
Vitamins
Folates18 µg4.5%Niacin0.500 mg4%Pyridoxine0.112 mg9%Riboflavin0.018 mg1.5%Thiamin0.079 mg6.5%Vitamin A58 IU2%Vitamin C47.8 mg80%Vitamin E0.02 mg<1%Vitamin K0.07 µg0.5%
 
Electrolytes
Sodium1 mg0%Potassium109 mg2.5%
Minerals
Calcium13 mg1.3%Copper0.110 mg12%Iron0.29 mg3.5%Magnesium12 mg3%Manganese0.927 mg40%Phosphorus8 mg1%Selenium0.1 µg<1%Zinc0.12 mg1%
Phyto-nutrients
Carotene-ß35 µg--Crypto-xanthin-ß0 mcg--
Varieties
Smooth Cayenne or Cayenne
Smooth Cayenne is extensively cultivated in Hawaii, Philippines, Australia,South Africa, Puerto Rico,
Kenya, Mexico, Cuba and Formosa. It is the most popular canning variety.The flesh is firm, close textured,
 juicy and with a pale-yellow to yellow colour at maturity. And average acidrange lies between
0.5 and 1.0% and total soluble solids (TSS) between 12
0
and 16
0
Brix.
Kew
It is a late-maturing variety and is the leading commercial variety in India. Itis valued
particularly for it's canning quality.
Fruit weighs 2-3kg, and is oblong in shape, slightly tapering towards thecrown. Eyes
are broad and shallow making fruits more suitable for canning. The fruit isyellow when
fully ripe and flesh is light yellow, almost fibreless, and very juicy with 0.6-1.2% acid,
and its TSS content varies from 12-16
0
Brix.
Queen
This an old cultivar and is grown mainly in Australia, India and SouthAfrica, where it is cultivated for 

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