Freeze Dried Pineapple (156 Servings)
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Pineapples make a healthy snack or a great long-term storage item. With a shelf life of up to 25 years, freeze dried fruit is a great addition to your emergency preparedness supplies.
Our freeze dried pineapple is packed in resealable pouches, and then stored in durable plastic buckets.
One of the most important benefits of freeze drying is that it preserves the nutrients in the fruit. Water makes it easy for foods to go bad more quickly. By removing the water, freeze dried fruit can remain delicious and nutritious for up to 25 years. If you're looking to buy bulk freeze-dried fruit, you've come to the right place.
What are some ways to use pineapple?
Freeze-dried pineapple can be used in the same way as regular, store-bought pineapples, only these are already chopped up so you don't have to deal with the hard skin. One of the most popular uses of pineapple is dessert. Whether it's cobbler or cookies, pineapple brings a unique flavor to your desserts.Pineapple can also make a great addition to a smoothie. Just throw some into your blender to add a nice bright splash of flavor.
Sweet foods aren't the only things that can benefit from fruit. There are many entrees that successfully use pineapple to enhance their flavor. Kabobs are just one example. Throw on some pineapple with your meats to vary your flavor and keep your meal exciting. You can also add them into every thing from pizza to tacos. One dish that tends to be popular in tropical locations, such as Hawaii, is Chicken, pineapple, and rice. It goes very well with teriyaki chicken.
You may have found that many recipes that include the words "tropical" or "Hawaiian" are classified as such due to their use of pineapple.
Of course, freeze-dried pineapple makes a great snack all on its own. Many people enjoy eating it dry in order to get that nice crunch. But, if you do want to rehydrate your fruit, the process is as simple as can be. Just add water to the bag of fruit (or pour the fruit into a bowl of water) and let the water soak in. In no time, you'll have a fresh treat that's ready to use.
What makes pineapples so great?
In addition to tasting wonderful, pineapples also have a long list of nutritional benefits. A study done in the Philippines showed that students who ate pineapple had fewer viral and bacterial infections. This is great news for anyone who doesn't enjoy getting sick, because pineapple is a yummy way to prevent diseases.
One of the wonder ingredients found in pineapple is called bromelain. Bromelain is a group of enzymes that has been found to be a great anti-inflammatory. There are a number of instances when an anti-inflammatory could come in handy. If you're recovering from surgery, there will be inflammation. If you've pulled or torn a muscle, there's bound to be some pain from inflammation. And, of course, there's arthritis. Fortunately, pineapple provides a tasty way of fighting off inflammation.
Bromelain has been proven to treat bronchitis and sinusitis.
Bromelain has been found to disrupt tumor growth. It also causes certain cancer cells to kill themselves. This is ideal because it means healthy cells aren't harmed in the process.
How are pineapples grown?
Pineapples need a warm, humid climate to thrive. Because of their great need for water, their leaves are shaped perfectly to enable them to catch rain. Once the water lands on a leaf, it slides down into the center of the plant.
At the center of a young pineapple plant you'll find a group of many small, bright pink flowers. These flowers continue to multiply, change color, and grow into one another until they make a solid mass. This mass forms the skin of the pineapple. If you look at the skin of a fully grown pineapple, you can see where the flowers were formerly growing. That's what gives the pineapple its unique cell-like pattern.
The growing period for a pineapple is different from many crops. Rather than planting in the spring and harvesting in the fall, pineapples are only ready to be harvested every 13-16 months. This makes a consistent year-round climate essential for the success of the crop.
Effects of Canned Pineapple Consumption on Nutritional Status, Immunomodulation, and Physical Health of Selected School Children - School of Nutrition, Philippine Women's University, 1004 Manila, Philippines
Bromelain, the enzyme complex of pineapple (Ananas comosus) and its clinical application - Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, School of Tropical Agriculture, University of Hawaii, Honolulu
Properties and Therapeutic Application of Bromelain: A Review - Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Biomedical Education and Research, Mangalayatan University, Aligarh 202145, India
Therapeutic use, efficiency and safety of the proteolytic pineapple enzyme Bromelain-POS in children with acute sinusitis in Germany - Institute of Immunology and Transfusion Medicine (IKIT), Interdisciplinary Centre of Clinical Research (IZKF), University of Leipzig, Johannisallee 30, 04103 Leipzig, Germany
Pineapple bromelain induces autophagy, facilitating apoptotic response in mammary carcinoma cells - Proteomics Laboratory, Indian Institute of Toxicology Research/Council for Scientific & Industrial Research, Lucknow, India
Bromelain: biochemistry, pharmacology and medical use - Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, Institute of Pharmacy, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany