Pineapple is native to South America and the Caribbean. In the south of the continent they are known also as ananás which means exquisite fruit. In order to grow, the pineapple needs a partner to perform pollination and generate seeds. Pollination is usually done by hummingbirds (in their natural habitat).
The pineapple was one of the fruits that most impressed the conquerors when they discover America and some called it the queen of fruits (the mango is considered the king of fruits), this fruit was distributed around the world by the Spanish and Portuguese and now we can find in any country.
Centuries ago, pineapple became a symbol of status, and became a challenge for Europeans to grow it in cold climates, they created greenhouses. However, its production was very expensive. In the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries if someone could buy a pineapple to consume it was considered a wealthy person. Today, Europeans are still in love with this fruit and are one of the main consumers worldwide. And the main producers are Brazil, the Philippines, Thailand and India. In Hawaii hybrids have been made and the most common is golden pineapple which has a sweet taste and low acidity which has made it the favorite. The pineapple, besides being famous in the world has many benefits, among which stand out:
This amazing fruit contains bromelain which help to reduce abdominal inflammation. Bromelain also serves to break down proteins.
Pineapple contains vitamin C; this vitamin strengthens the immune system, being an organic dried pineapple the percentage of this vitamin is reduced, since it is water soluble. However, it continues to have a high content than other snacks.
This fruit also has fiber which is very important in our diet. There are two types of fiber: soluble and non-soluble. Soluble fiber is beneficial because it helps intestinal transit. And, insoluble fiber is the one that contains the pineapple and serves to improve the intestinal process, retains water, reduces hunger, prevents colon cancer, renews intestinal flora, prevents hemorrhoids. This type of fiber does not dissolve with water so it increases the volume of feces and helps foods pass faster through the intestine.
Vitamin B1 is essential for producing energy and helps the metabolism of carbohydrates.
Vitamin B6 prevent anemia. It breaks down the proteins. Also it is needed to produce antibodies that help us fight various diseases (strengthen the immune system); Helps maintain neurological function, produces hemoglobin that is responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the body and maintains glucose in normal ranges.
Folic acid, also known as vitamin B9, prevents anemia and is really good for pregnant women because it helps in the production of new cells preventing defects of gestation in the fetus; it also helps to assimilate iron, vitamin B12 and amino acids. Also, this vitamin help prevent neurological such as Alzheimer’s and senile dementia because it reduces homocysteine levels in the blood, it also prevent some types of cancer. In addition, vitamin B9 helps keep hair healthy prevents premature gray hair and helps hair shine.
Pineapple contains little amounts of vitamin E. It is the vitamin of youth, slows the symptoms of aging and improves the appearance of the skin and has an antioxidant effect. Vitamin E strengthens the hair as well as the nervous system. Having deficiency in this vitamin can be reflected in muscle weakness, destruction of cell membranes and rupture of red blood cells.
Pineapple contains calcium, which as we know is essential for the growth and formation of new bones, prevents osteoporosis, controls the levels of magnesium, phosphorus and potassium in the blood, it reduces the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
Phosphorus helps gastrointestinal problems and cleanses the kidneys. Maintains health of teeth and bones, increases energy and improves memory.
Potassium, serves the nervous system, provides energy and prevents cramps. Helps control sodium and sodium helps to regulate the balance of liquids, contributes to the digestive process, provides energy, distributes water in the body and participates in the conduction of nerve impulses.
The magnesium, serves to fix calcium and phosphorus in bones, has an anti-stress effect.
The iron in pineapple, provides energy, cares for the kidneys, prevents and reduces menstrual pains, prevents constipation, prevents cramps and exhaustion, lowers blood pressure, regulates sleep and prevents diabetes.
This fruit also has antioxidants like polyphenols and carotenoids, involved in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and cancer, that´s why this fruit is ideal for athletes looking to recover after a very intense effort.
In ancient times, they used pineapples as abortive; they created alcoholic beverages based on this fruit, and was used for stomach aches and to cure poisoning by arrows. For all the benefits mentioned, it is that organic dried pineapple is one of our star products that is made of 100% natural pineapples and contains no additives or pesticides. Pineapple is very useful for making jams, beverages, yogurts, fruit fillings and baking.
In Instantia we are dedicated to the production of 100% natural foods, so we take care of every fruit from its cultivation to the packaging. Our products are organic. This means that we do not use pesticides, chemicals or additives in the production of our products. The fruits we offer go through a production process. After harvesting, they are cut and begin the drying process, which consists of the elimination of water and moisture, avoiding the proliferation of bacteria which causes the dehydrated fruits to be preserved for a longer time (one year). The pineapple has 85% of water, and when it is dehydrated it is more or less 2.5% so its size is reduced. However, the nutrients are maintained.
One advantage of consuming dehydrated fruits is that hunger is inhibited since a fist of these fruits can quench hunger and are recommended to lower or maintain weight.
Dried fruits have thousands of benefits. On the other hand, some of the disadvantages that we could find are that not all the dried fruits that are on the market are 100% natural. In the production of some companies sulfur dioxide is included to avoid the discoloration and to preserve the fruit for more time. Sulfur dioxide damages the environment and the human body; in addition you can find fruits that have added sugar to make these fruits sweeter which makes these great benefits are reduced by the high sugar content, which can cause diabetes or cardiovascular diseases.
Our company is able to create organic, natural, healthy products, obtaining the best taste, smell, color and texture in each piece. For this reason we do not add sugar, coloring or any other chemical that disrupts the fruit. So you have the confidence that with us you will find natural and healthy products. Buying dried fruit is not synonymous with sugar. That is why we recommend that when you look for the packaging that says “no sugar added” and you will know that the product is healthy and contains all the nutrients of the fruit. Dehydrated fruit is that healthy and delicious option that should not be lacking in your diet. Despite not having water and being dried, it gives us a high amount of minerals and proteins perfect to start the day with lots of energy.
Organic dried pineapple is perfect for any breakfast, it is an excellent ally to improve your health, dried fruit provide 4 times more energy than fresh fruits so we can combat chronic fatigue, they are included in the diet programs because they help the process intestinal, in addition to removing the hunger. For the dried fruit to be beneficial we must consume the recommended amounts.
In Instantia we work constantly to offer you the best products in the market, we have 15 years of experience in the food industry. These years have helped us to improve our processes of cultivation, drying, packing and delivery to the client; which has given us fame among our customers in Europe, the United States and Mexico for the quality of our products.
Our company is based on service, price and quality. So we always try to be the best in customer service, solving doubts and problems satisfactorily. Our company is committed to fair trade so we pay fair prices to producers and establish fair prices for our customers so that more people have the possibility to improve their health through our products. Finally, the quality is what characterizes us; our products are organic, 100% natural fruit, without sugar or added chemicals, achieving that in each of our products such as organic dried pineapple, coconut, mango, apple, Apple powder, Apple fiber, strawberry powder are excellent. In each of them we seek to obtain the best texture, taking care of the smell and taste of the natural fruits.
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