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Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health

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Pineapples are available fresh, frozen, canned, dried and as 100% juice for good nutrition and convenience. If selecting fresh, choose pineapples with dark green leaves, heavy for size. Avoid soft or dark spots and dry-looking leaves. 

Varieties to Explore
South African Baby Pineapple 

Nutrient Content Claims
Fat free, Saturated fat free, Cholesterol free, Very low in sodium, High in vitamin C 

Health Claims 

Dietary Fat & Cancer: Development of cancer depends on many factors. A diet low in total fat may reduce the risk of some cancers. Pineapple is fat free.

Sodium & Hypertension:

  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure, a disease associated with many factors. 
    Pineapple is very low in sodium. 
  • Diets low in sodium may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Pineapple is very low in sodium. 
  • Pineapple, as part of a low sodium diet, may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. 

Dietary Saturated Fat & Cholesterol & Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: While many factors affect heart disease, diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of this disease. Pineapple contains no saturated fat or cholesterol.

Fruits & Vegetables & Cancer: Low fat diets rich in fruits and vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary fiber, vitamin A, or vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some types of cancer, a disease associated with many factors. Pineapple is high in vitamin C. 

STORE

Eat as soon as possible.
Refrigerate cut pineapple for 2-3 days.

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All About the Pineapple  

Check out our pineapple recipes!   

SAVOR

Presence in Ethnic Cuisines 
Asian / Chinese, Japanese, Korean / South East Asia (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos) / African / Cuban, Puerto Rican / Latino / Mexican / Pacific Islands 

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Social Media Posts 

Pineapple’s many uses – can it reduce inflammation? http://bit.ly/2NbDfJ9 @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

#TipoftheDay Help kids make frozen fruit kabobs using pineapple chunks, bananas, grapes and kiwis. @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

Nom Nom! A burger with a lil’ twist! The fam will enjoy these juicy Turkey Burgers w/ Spinach and Pineapple: http://ow.ly/OlIdf @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

Pumped for PINEAPPLES? Here’s your GOLDEN ticket to POWERFUL morning…a Power Gold Smoothie: http://ow.ly/zOvUr @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

A tasty treat the whole family will love! FRUIT and VEGGIE popsicles! Try this Pineapple-Mango Popsicle recipe + other yummy combos: http://ow.ly/AfP5U @fruitsandveggies #haveaplant 

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