Pineberry – The Unique Healthy Fruit That Tastes Like Pineapple

Pineberry is a unique healthy fruit recently introduced to the market, and as soon as it appeared it became a total hit product.The physical appearance of pineberries is very much similar to unripe strawberries. The pineberry flesh is white with red seeds all around it thereby looking very appealing.

In Europe, the German term for Pineberries or Pineberry Strawberry is Ananaserdbeere .With their look they are very similar to strawberries, but they taste as pineapples. As a matter of fact they arethe oldest strawberries variety, and they appeared on the marketas a result of the crossing of Chilean white strawberry, Fragaria chiloensis, and North American red strawberry.

This combination resulted to Fragaria ananassa which is the base material for many strawberry varieties. They start growing from March till December, but their popularity on the market may bring them on the edge of extinction.

Their look is really unique, delicious with a very specific taste. Aside all these characteristics pineberries contain many health benefits. Pineberries are abundant in nutrients and are potent antioxidants.

Here below are the numerous health benefits that they can offer:

  1. Improve Heart Health – due to high levels of potassium which regulate blood pressure thereby preventing heart attacks, stroke, heart failure, and cardiovascular diseases.
  2. Enhance the Immune System – because they contain plenty antioxidants and vitamin C making them ideal prevention of viruses and flu.
  3. Potent Antioxidants – they can reduce the oxidation in the body and prevent different kinds of health conditions and diseases like heart diseases and cancer.
  4. Stronger Bones and Teeth – they offer this benefit as a result of high amounts of vitamin A, which is a crucial vitamin for strengthening bones and protection of the teeth.
  5. Increasing body’s energy levels – thanks to high quantities of carbohydrates. This may not be beneficial for the weight, but it will maintain body’s energy.
  6. Prevention Against Digestive Issues – pineberries are very helpful for the bowels as they improve their movement thanks to the content of fiber. Fiber controls cholesterol and prevents heart disease. Likewise, pineberries provide the feeling of fullness for a long period of time which contributes to weight loss.
  7. Perfect for pregnant women –as they are rich in folate, a crucial substance needed for proper growth of the fetus and great prevention of birth deformities or defects of the baby.

Here below is a chart with the nutritive value of a pineberry in 2 oz serving.

Energy ……………………………………….……………577

Calories……………………………………………………138

Alcohol……………………………………………………22.7g

Carbohydrates……………………….………………………. 0g

Fiber……………………… ………………………………….0g

Sugar…………………….. …………………………………..0g

Cholesterol………………… …………………………………0g

Sodium…………………. …………………………………….0g

Fats……………………………………………………………… 0g

Moreover, pineberries can be grown in your own home, and they can even be bought online and grown them in your garden.

Source:
healthyfoodhouse.com

Other sources included:
dietoflife.com

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