Pineapple

A great fruit for memory. Pineapple has antioxidants that fight off free radical that tend to damage neurons in the brain. The B vitamins in pineapples help with low energy, and the Vitamin C boosts the immune system.

Pleasurable Pineapple

How to Choose and Keep
When choosing a pineapple look for ones that are heavy for their size. Try to pull out a top stem. If the stem comes out the fruit is ripe. Look on the bottom before you ever pick a pineapple to make sure mold isn’t growing. Keep at room temperature for a few days to help the fruit get juicier. Once you cut it you should be consume within 5 days.

Preparation
How to Cut a Pineapple: Cut off the base and top. Cut the fruit into 2 pieces or quarters. Then slice off the outside and cut around the center to remove the rind. You can also check out You Tube for various ways to cut pineapples.

Nutrients
Vitamin C, Manganese, Fiber, Vitamin B6, Copper, Vitamin B1 and Folate.

Action Steps
1. Find a fresh pineapple.
2. Cut up and use half for a snack. Use the other half in a chicken stir-fry to add sweetness to a great dish.

(Resources: www.whfoods.com)