Did you know that in 1493 during a trip to America, Christopher Columbus became the first European to taste of pineapple.This, according to the flower bed, "King of the tropics" Indians presented to Columbus in hospitality and peaceful intentions.Fruit "anaana", meaning "fragrance scents," in those days was one of the most precious gifts of Caribbean land.
And there is a legend, one unknown to the captain of a merchant ship, each time coming back from a long voyage, pineapple fruit hung from their windows, in such an unusual manner by inviting to dinner his friends.Since then, probably, pineapple and became an emblem of the American Hotel Association.
pineapple in Russia brought only in the XVIII century, and later pineapples are grown exclusively in the imperial greenhouses.However, for some reason, Russian cooks reminded pineapple cabbage, so fruits and brew as cabbage, and then cooked from them sour soup or soup, put out a hodgepodge, and pickled in vinegar, pineapple daily served as a salad.
While pineapple was considered a luxury, remember Mayakovsky: "Eat pineapples, chew grouse ...", and now it is available to everyone, any housewife can buy a pineapple in a supermarket, to decorate the holiday table and diversify "spicy notes of" familiar dishes.
Useful than a pineapple?
said that Columbus and his crew did not like the taste of pineapple at first, but it evaluated the overseas compatriots berry appreciated.This fragrant fruit is not only delicious, but also very useful, thanks to the large amount of dietary fiber (fiber) and organic acids, trace elements and vitamins.
Part of the pineapple tripamin is a good antidepressant and serotonin relaxes, improves mood, improves the ability to think.
But the basic, well-publicized, and for this reason it is very popular, pineapple component - bromelain (or bromelain)."Superszhigatel fat", which is part of many dietary supplements for weight loss.In fact, bromelain - proteolytic plant enzyme, a mixture of proteases from plants of the family Bromeliaceae, which include pineapple.The protease - an enzyme that breaks down proteins, but not fat.
Bromelain in large quantities contained in the stems and unripe fruit pulp, and in the mature fruit bromelain is concentrated in a tight core.When the high temperature treatment bromelin collapses, so it is not a canned pineapple.In smaller quantities bromelain found in other tropical fruits such as papaya, wild lemon.
complex of bioactive substances, vitamins, trace elements, enzymes help to normalize the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, get rid of thrombosis (they thin the blood), and to lose weight.
fight against excess weight contributes also the fact that the vitamin B1 contained in pineapple, is involved in carbohydrate metabolism, serotonin reduces appetite, and potassium displays the body of excess fluid, which also has a positive effect on weight loss.
But the main advantage of pineapple is its low-calorie: 56 calories per hundred grams of pulp.Not in vain dietitians recommend eating a pineapple every day, and drink freshly squeezed pineapple juice, and once a week to arrange pineapple fasting day.To do this, divide the one pineapple into four to six portions and eat during the day.Result - minus 700 grams per day.
Pineapple fruit juice helps to cope with nausea and on long journeys by car and during air travel.
wary pineapple should be eaten only people prone to allergies, and those who have problems with the stomach (hyperacidity, gastric ulcer or duodenal ulcer).