Overview

pineapple


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

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.


Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »


Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.