There's a reason why pineapple juice is popular in American hospitals -- patients report it helps soothe a variety of symptoms, ranging from dry mouth to nausea. Over the years, consumers contacting Dole Food Company have identified pineapple juice as a mainstay during chemotherapy treatment, a balm to scratchy throats, even a cure for kidney stones. While such feedback is purely anecdotal, doctors and nurses have used pineapple juice as an adjunct to medical care, based upon its unique nutrient profile and metabolic effects.
For example, some doctors give patients pineapple juice prior to administering MRIs, as the juice's manganese content helps sharpen the resolution of pancreatic ducts and other organ structures. Pineapple juice is also a useful dietary aid after oral surgery, helping to keep the mouth moist and thus supporting dental hygiene.
While Dole pineapple juice provides an excellent source of vitamin C, as well as a good source of vitamins A and E, fresh and frozen pineapple is the only source of bromelain, an enzyme that may help speed healing, alleviate asthma symptoms, reduce arthritis discomfort and inflammation, and possibly even counter ulcerative colitis, a precursor of colon cancer.
Enjoy a twist on pineapple juice with our featured Superfood recipe, "Pineapple Cranberry Punch".