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Pineapple Juice Ingredients

author image Debra McKenzie
Based in Chapel Hill, N.C., Debra McKenzie has been writing since 2001. Her work has appeared in journals, including "JADA" and "Obesity Research," and in the textbook "Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease." She holds a Master of Science in nutrition from University of Vermont and completed her dietetic internship at Meredith College.
Pineapple Juice Ingredients
Pineapple juice has a number of vitamins and minerals. Photo Credit: Thon_Varirit/iStock/Getty Images

A half-cup serving of pineapple juice provides 60 calories and is a source of vitamin C, magnesium, potassium and calcium. Pineapple is the only known natural source of bromelain, an enzyme with antioxidant properties that may help individuals suffering from inflammatory bowel disease and could prevent colon cancer. Fresh pineapple and juice are the best sources of bromelain.

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Pineapple Juice

Pineapple juice can come straight from the pineapple or may be made from previously concentrated juice. Enzymes in pineapple juice help to dissolve mucous. Health professionals at the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center suggest drinking a glass of pineapple juice before meals to help break up thick mucous if you are dealing with decreased saliva production.

Water and Other Fruit Juices

Pineapple juice may contain water if it was previously concentrated. Other juices, like orange, grapefruit or cranberry, may be mixed with the pineapple juice to provide additional flavor and variety.

Ascorbic Acid and Sugar

Some pineapple juice has added ascorbic acid, which increases vitamin C content. Sweeteners such as sugar or corn syrup may be added to the juice. Check the label if you are looking for unsweetened pineapple juice with no additional sugar.

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