Common Name: Pineapple
Botanical Name: Ananas Comosus
Processing varies slightly with different fruits, but all fruits are thoroughly washed prior to peeling or slicing. Once preparation of the fruits is finished they are placed on racks and put into the freeze dry machine. Water is then removed from the fruits through a process called sublimation. This process gives freeze dried fruits the ability to re-absorb water later on.
Pineapples contains bromelain, which is a plant extract that aids in digestion, and reduces swelling and inflammation. Pineapple also contains Vitamin C, calcium, manganese, potassium, and dietary fiber.