The Mexican pineapple is within the top ten worldwide, being one of the most consumed tropical fruits in different regions.
Its sweet and sour taste at the same time, makes it a unique and delicious fruit.
This tropical fruit is basically used as a seasonal fruit, but its versatility allows it to generate other products such as drinks and juices, being available all year round.
Pineapple has its origins in South America, but it gradually expanded northwards to much more tropical climates.
The entities with the largest volume of harvest are: Veracruz,
Oaxaca and Nayarit.
Pineapple is a powerful source of vitamins and minerals, as well as containing fiber.
It contains the enzyme bromelain, which is unique to pineapple, whose function is to break down proteins. Thanks to this enzyme, anti-inflammatory remedies are produced.
It has antioxidant effects, which thanks to the anthocyanins favor the body and prevent cardiovascular diseases.
It is a diuretic fruit, since it contains 86% of water.
Source: Panorama Agroalimentario 2020