The fruit is very particular because infructescences characterized by long leaves. The flower and, subsequently, the fruit is born inside the rosette composed of the leaves every 18 months. The fruit is characterized by a yellow pulp protected by an armor consisting of a series of plates that join together. Pineapple has a very important enzyme for our body or bromelain. It is a proteolytic enzyme that has among its capabilities that of accelerating the metabolism. Furthermore, pineapple is also well known for its reduced caloric intake. In fact, every hundred grams of fruit contain just over 40 calories. Obviously, the pineapple in jar, the one that is usually called syrup, contains many added sugars which increase, therefore, the caloric intake. Limited calories do not make pineapple a fruit without vitamins or other useful substances for the body. In fact, pineapple contains vitamins and minerals in abundance but also sugars and water.Not just good to eat. The pineapple bark, in fact, is used to make ropes and fabrics.How to extract the juice
To be able to extract the juice from the pineapple, buy a ripe one that is ready to be consumed. First, remove the tuft made from the leaves. Next, cut the pineapple into four equal parts. In order to make clean and effortless cuts, you can use a knife to slice the bread. Some prefer to cut the fruit even with a scalpel. Only after making the slices will it be time to remove the bark. Removal must involve only a part that is called an eye. There are several, they are black and are found immediately after the peel. The cut you need to make is transversal and will have the objective of removing a centimeter, or a little more, of fruit. Cross-type cutting will be much easier to perform.
In this way, you will have obtained only the fruit pulp. To be able to extract the juice you will have to blend it or centrifuge it with the appropriate tools (blender, centrifuge, blender, bimby and so on). After you have obtained the juice with the instrument and the technique that you think is the most adequate, you can decide whether to add water or sugar. The pineapple juice in Mexico it is very popular and consumed, especially during meals, and is better known as "agua de fruta".
Pineapple juice: properties and benefits
It has been shown as the pineapple juice has calming properties, for example, on coughs. Pineapple is able to act by calming the bronchi even in the case of diseases such as bronchitis. This is because the expectorant properties of the fruit are well known, which is rich in sugars and organic acids especially if consumed in the form of juice. Hot juice can also be consumed by children. You can also add honey that favors the fluidifying action of the phlegm. The beneficial effects of pineapple, however, did not end here. In fact, the fruit also has diuretic properties and is able to defeat and / or counter worms and intestinal parasites. It is also recommended for combating cellulite. It's still. Thanks to its consistency, pineapple can also reduce appetite. This property causes it to be indicated on many weight-loss diets.
As we have already stated, pineapple contains a very important enzyme, bromelain. It is extracted, in particular, from the stem of the fruit and has the faculty to make sure that the proteins are better digested by the organism. In general, pineapple is able to promote digestion. This is why the Italian tradition, or at least the southern part of the country, wants pineapple to be served at the end of Christmas or New Year's Eve dinners. Pineapple juice also limits intestinal bloating and gastric disorders.
In order to fully benefit from the properties of pineapple juice we recommend the consumption of fresh and non-industrial juice. In fact, in industrial juice many properties of the fruit could be altered and, in addition, the additions of preservatives and sugars could abound.