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Carb Counts for Pineapple

Pineapple Nutritional Information

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Updated May 16, 2014

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When we think of pineapples, we usually think of Hawaii. Did you know that the pineapple was first introduced to Hawaii by Captain James Cook?

Carbohydrate and Fiber Counts for Pineapple

  • ½ cup pineapple, chunks (3 oz): 10 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1 gram fiber and 41 calories

  • 1 pineapple slice, ¾-inches thick and 3½-inches in diameter: 10 grams effective (net) carbohydrate plus 1 grams fiber and 42 calories

Glycemic Index for Pineapple

The averages in studies of pineapple ranged between 51 and 66, with an average glycemic index of 59.

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Glycemic Load of Pineapple

  • ½ cup pineapple, chunks (3 oz): 3
  • 1 pineapple slice, ¾-inches thick and 3½-inches in diameter: 3

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Health Benefits of Pineapple

Pineapples are an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese. Pineapples are known for having the anti-inflammatory substance bromelain; however, therapeutic doses of bromelain are far above what would be found in a serving of pineapple.

How to Cut Up a Pineapple (Video)

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Sources:

Leroux, MarcusFoster-Powell, Kaye, Holt, Susanna and Brand-Miller, Janette. "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002." American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Vol. 76, No. 1, 5-56, (2002).

USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 20.

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