Locally Grown Pineapples in Panama Have More Benefits
If you have eaten a pineapple in Panama, you will know, they are simply better! Juicer, sweeter and more delicious than those found in North American and European grocery stores. You can buy pineapple at your local fruit truck for $1.50 - $2.00, depending on the size. Considering it takes up to 9 months to grow a pineapple from a plant that fruits only once, the price of pineapple anywhere in Panama is amazing. Cut off the pineapple stem and stand it on its head for 30 minutes. This allows the juices to disperse through the flesh. Cut it open and enjoy one of the tastiest natural treats around! One benefit of pineapples in Panama is that fewer chemicals are used in their growth. Panama pineapples are grown in the mountains as opposed to the flatlands. This causes rainwater to roll down the hilly terrain, rather than collecting and creating insect breeding pools, thus requiring less pesticides to be used. A fresh pineapple delivers 50% of the daily-recommended dosage of vitamin C. One cup of cubed pineapple contains 70 milligrams of Vitamin C and 95 milligrams of Vitamin A.
Fresh pineapples also contain Bromelain, which is an anti-inflammatory agent. Bromelain works to break down proteins that can cause blood clotting. Bromelain is found only in fresh pineapples. When pineapples are heat processed for shipping, Bromelain is destroyed. Bromelain also been known to ease pain from osteoarthritis, and to treat inflammation and indigestion.