Vitamin-rich pineapple fruit hosts a variety of health benefits that make it a REAL superfood

(Natural News) The pineapple (Ananas comosus) is a tropical fruit that has been celebrated for centuries, thanks to its unique taste and amazing health benefits — a single serving of pineapple chunks can boost immunity, build strong bones and improve digestion. For all its sweetness however, it’s actually great for weight loss, since the fruit is low in calories.
According to the Purdue University Center for New Crops and Plant Products, the pineapple is the only member of the Bromeliaceae family that produces edible fruit. Interestingly, the nutrient-rich fruit is classified as a composite fruit, that is, a fruit made of individual berries that grow at the crown of a fruiting tree. Other composite fruits include apples, mulberries and jackfruits.
A crown treasure from the New World
In the past, the word “pineapple” meant something different: It was first used to describe the reproductive organs of conifers, which are now called pine cones. The fruit was first brought to Europe by explorers who went to what is now modern-day South America, where pineapples are native. The fruits were then imported, grown in hothouses and made available only to European royalty and nobility. It was only after James Dole grew it …

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