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Nutritional Benefits of Pineapples, Oranges, and Pears

Updated on June 11, 2011

Pineapples

Pineapples are loaded with a lot of nutritional benefits because they contain potassium, minerals, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, calcium, sulfur, iron, vitamins, and iodine. Pineapples are an excellent source of bromelain. Bromelain pineapple extract is really beneficial for weight loss. Bromelain is an enzyme which helps in digestion, has also been found to cure laryngitis and soothe sore throats.

Freshly cut pineapple with slices
Freshly cut pineapple with slices

Take a glass of fresh ripe pineapple juice with ice, find a quiet and comfortable corner in your house and close your eyes. You will begin to hear the ocean waves gently hitting the white sands of a tropical island. Before you open your eyes, you can see the gentle dance of palm trees moved by the warm breeze. Now add some coconut juice and you will become Robinson Crusoe, living a solitary life in a paradise. Pineapple is the flavor of sun-drenched tropics, especially if you find one that has been harvested ripe.

To make pineapple juice, remove the top and bottom of pineapple. If not grown organically, put it upright and take off the skin. Cut the pineapple into slices without removing the center and pass through the juice extractor. You can learn to choose a sweet pineapple but it needs some practice. When buying, remember that your pineapple should have a strong aroma. Pineapple is a sweet fruit and its leaves can be pulled out easily. The skin of pineapple is golden brown. You can keep the pineapple at room temperature if you are going to use within 2 days and beyond that, you need a refrigerator.

How to cut a pineapple - first top and bottom
How to cut a pineapple - first top and bottom
After removing skin, cut in slices
After removing skin, cut in slices
Use your juicer grinder and make fresh pineapple juice. Serve chilled
Use your juicer grinder and make fresh pineapple juice. Serve chilled
Real oranges are yellow orange and green in color.
Real oranges are yellow orange and green in color.

Oranges

I cannot think of a breakfast without a large glass of fresh orange juice. The freshly squeezed orange juice tastes like a heaven. The powerful healing effect of fresh juice is the dramatic increase in the enzymes available to the body. Orange juice, frozen or bottled, has no enzyme, but can be added to fresh juice to make deliciously mixed fruit juice. Green skin on oranges is not necessarily an indication that they are not mature. In fact, the bright orange color is a result of an artificial orange tint applied to its skin. The true color of orange is yellow orange and green. It would be much healthier if the consumer can grow accustomed to what appears to be an aesthetically unappetizing orange. Buy oranges having thin skin and abundant pulp. Store them in the refrigerator.

Delicious orange juice
Delicious orange juice

Pears

When pears are perfectly ripe, not too soft and not too hard, are the most delicious. Pear fruit juice is thick and sweet and can be diluted with apple juice. Pears also have lots of nutritional benefits because they are high in thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, and folic acid which helps in establishing a healthy cardiovascular system. Pears are a good source of calcium, potassium, vitamin C, phosphorus, and minerals and contain fructose which is a natural sugar tolerated by insulin dependent diabetics. Pears also have more pectin than apples. Pectin is a substance which helps lower cholesterol levels in the body.

For buying pears, look for ones that are slightly soft fleshed around the stem area. To make pear juice, its ideal to take a firm pear, so that the juicers fan does get obstructed with its hard skin. Pears that are totally ripen and hard can be left in a cupboard for a couple of days but those which are not so hard can be stored in the refrigerator.

Natural real pears pic
Natural real pears pic
Pear juice natural
Pear juice natural
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      Anin 

      6 years ago

      Fruits help develop the brain.

    • Cute Teddy Bear profile image

      Cute Teddy Bear 

      7 years ago

      Great article. The information conveyed was amazing.I personally like oranges, and don't eat pineapples very often.

      YOur choice of pictures was great,

      as they made my mouth yearning for more fruit!

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      Silva Hayes 

      7 years ago from Spicewood, Texas

      Lovely post; you have made me hungry. I'm putting fresh pineapple on the grocery list.

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes I like pineapples too sarovai. Bromelain is good for weight loss and digestion.

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      sarovai 

      8 years ago

      Thank u for the information about bromelain. And it helps us in weightloss and for digestion. I like pineapple.

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Best of luck for preparing and having your smoothie. Thanks for the comment friend.

    • luvintkandtj profile image

      luvintkandtj 

      8 years ago from USA

      Nice hub. planing an apple, pear pineapple and straberry smoothie. yummmmy

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      @billyaustindillon and ineveryoneheart, thanks for the read and leaving comments. I am mad about pineapples. I like them than anything else, any other fruit. My other favorite fruits are mangoes, oranges, watermelons, pears, apples, and many more. I love eating fruits and why not. After all, they have a lot of nutritional benefits.

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      ineveryoneheart 

      8 years ago

      really nice hub, i can feel the taste of pinapple juice in my mouth after reading this hub

    • billyaustindillon profile image

      billyaustindillon 

      8 years ago

      Soni a great hub on the nutritional values - thanks.

    • soni2006 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rajinder Soni 

      8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes friend pears have more pectin than apples. Search on google. You will get many evidences. Thanks for the comment both of you.

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      psychicdog.net 

      8 years ago

      I didn't know pears have more pectin than apples - awesome!

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      thevoice 

      8 years ago from carthage ill

      terrific fantastic hub sorry have been sick thanks much

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