1. Superior Nutrition
One cup of pineapple has just 82.5 calories, but delivers 131% of your RDA for vitamin C and 76% RDA of manganese. Vitamin C is essential for many vital processes, including growth and development, immune system support, and absorbing iron from your diet.
Vitamin C also plays a role in keeping your skin looking young. Manganese is a mineral that supports healthy growth, regulates metabolism, and has certain antioxidant properties.
Pineapple also offers just under 10% of your daily vitamin B6, copper, thiamin, and folate. Add in some potassium, magnesium, iron, pantothenic acid, riboflavin, and niacin (plus one gram of protein), as well as trace amounts of vitamins A and K, phosphorus, zinc, and calcium – it’s clear that eating pineapple really sets you up for a successful day.