Pineapple: medicinal properties, application and recipes
His birthplace — South America. The pineapple is the representative of the bromeliad family. In the territories of tropical countries, the plant is considered to be one of the important fruit crops. As an ornamental plant and it is found in the countries of cold climate. Today, there are eight varieties of pineapple. They are common in Africa and South America, Indonesia and Thailand. However, the main industrial producer is the United States.
The plant is characterized by numerous roots, scaly stem, fleshy leaves. They store moisture. The pineapple is propagated by self-pollination. After a three-week flowering in the barrel formed a strong stem with many ovaries.
Harvesting and storage
For the Europeans harvesting of pineapple is its purchase in the supermarket. And if from the fruit you are going to cook fruit salads, cocktails or other desserts, you must select the Mature fruit. And in its maturity indicated by the orange yellow, dark skin without streaks.
If you just buy the product in advance to use it fresh, then you need to wrap it in a bag and place in the refrigerator on the bottom shelf. The second method of saving fruit — preservation. It is cut, pour sugar syrup and sterilized. Canned pineapple stored for two years. Can fruit and dry, but in practice this rarely occurs,because it is a long process.
Used in the home
One of the most delicious exotic fruit has long been used in cooking. It is used to cook fruit salads, cakes, confectionery, drinks. In restaurants fried meat served with slices of pineapples. The product is introduced into the composition of sauces to give them a gentle sweet-sour taste.
Pineapple is the basis of many diets. And they are based on the fact that the fruit does not contain protein and fat. Its calorie is only 50 kcals per one hundred grams. The fruit consists of 86 percent water.
The composition and therapeutic properties
Very popular this fruit became popular among women after the opening of the substance bromelain. It breaks down fats, thereby promoting their absorption and weight loss.