It is a tropical fruit, stands out mainly for its diuretic and cleansing properties that help to eliminate toxins from the body. As well as for its contribution in fiber, since it combats constipation, activates the metabolism, eliminates the fat and facilitates digestion.
It is also rich in vitamins C, B1, B6, and folic acid and minerals such as the potassio. On the other hand, contains biomelanina, a digestive enzyme that possesses anti-inflammatory properties, antithrombotic, antiedematosas and blood thinners.
As it is rich in vitamin C, helps fight diabetes, atherosclerosis, heart disease, asthma, and colon cancer, has antioxidant properties and promotes the absorption of iron and calcium.
In the West it is commonly used as dessert and in salads. When the pineapple is fully ripe, the pulp is firm but flexible, the leaves can be start of a strong jerk and the aroma is most intense in the bottom. Of the juice produces a vinegar excellent and very aromatic.It is the main ingredient of some cocktails, like the pina colada.