Thursday, July 8, 2010

Pineapple ....... a tropical delight !!

Crunch Crunch .....Slurp Slurp ..... I ate the chilled juicy pineapple and blue berries. Logged curiously into my blogspot to check if I had any visitor who was interested in my recipes. Well there were some generous people who visited and appreciated the little effort that I have been putting to pull my recipes together. I really appreciate them for the encouragement ...... It means a lot for a person who is new to the blog sphere ..... after all who doesn't like to be applauded !!

While I browsed through the various posts and labels of my blog pages I realised that it has been ages that I posted anything in 'Lifestyle'. 'Pineapple' that could be my next topic I thought as I finished the bowl of fruit. All I knew about it at that moment was that my taste buds loved it ..... but nothing beyond that. I drank away the juices in the bowl and digged into the internet to know more about the Pineapple. I had no clue about the food values it had until I found the below information ..... I pondered what would happen if there was no 'Google' !

Anti Inflammatory - Pineapple contains Bromelain known for its inti inflammatory properties. So next time you experience any kind of inflammation or ache drink few glasses of fresh pineapple juice. It is better than eating the pain killer pills any day !! If taken over a period of time,it helps control arthritis and helps speedy recovery after surgery.
Helps in Digestion - Had a heavy meal ...... munch few pieces of this fruit. The enzymes present in pineapple helps in quick digestion. If kids are cranky about eating meals, feed them with some pineapple, it makes them feel hungry.
Anti Oxidants - Like any other fruit, it is also rich in anti oxidants.
Blood Circulation - Vitamin B1 present in pineapples helps increase blood circulation and provide more oxygen to the cells. This makes you feel more energetic.
In addition it is a great source of manganese, copper,Vitamin C and dietary fibres.

Next time you go grocery shopping, bring this fruit home .......... at least for my sake !!

What you need ........
Thin Slices of freshly cut pineapples ( about 2 cups)
Blue Berries ( Use any other berry if you wish ........ try raspberries/ strawberry)
Sugar - 2 tsp
Salt a pinch
How to prepare
Combine all the ingredients with the sliced fruit and berries. Chill in the refrigerator for couple of hours ....... the juices from the pineapple oozes out and mixes with the berries.
This enhances the taste !!

Serve this instead of dessert ....... helps in digesting the heavy meal !!

Ahh forgot to mention ....... try barbecuing the pineapples, they taste great.


Sandhya Hariharan said...

Heyy satrupa...
New in here.. I loved ur style of writing!! and u have a gr8 space indeed...
Would definitely give the pineappl.e a shot next time...

DO take a sneak a peek at my blog when time permits!

Sandhya said...

Nice and refreshing,Grilled pineapple with ginger and honey try this next time its awesome.

Satrupa said...

@simplyfood - will surely try honey ginger pineapple ...sounds awesome !!

Suja Sugathan said...

Thanks for stopping at my have a lovely blog..enjoyed reading your post..was very informative
will definitely give the pineapple a shot next time and also the grilled one :)

PranisKitchen said...

nice reading .. the tropical delight is simply superb.. i like pineapple..

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

That's a healthy dessert..i love pineapples..

Umm Mymoonah said...

Well written post, good information about pineapples along with a lovely bowl of salad.

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