Fruit of the tropical plant Ananas sativus (syn. A. comosus), one of the bromeliad family. The fruit contains the proteolytic enzyme bromelain, which has been used (like papain) to tenderize meat. A 100‐g portion is a rich source of vitamin C; a source of copper; provides 0.8 g of dietary fibre; supplies 30 kcal (125 kJ).
Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink.