Nutrition Reality Check

Pure Gold Pineapples are jam-packed with the right nutrients

This article has been prepared by nutritionist and dietitian Joanna Shinewell. The key findings of this article, in regard to nutritional value, has been tested by Monash University.

Bromelain, Vitamin C, Manganese, Fibre, Antioxidants and Water all make up the rich goodness of pineapple. Bromelain is only available in pineapples, no other food, giving pineapple an extra advantage over other fruit.

Why wouldn’t you choose a food that has such great health benefits.


Inflammation is an immune response to injury and chronic disease. Bromelain is an anti-inflammatory and may aid with reducing inflammation and supporting the immune system. It may reduce symptoms of arthritis and sinusitis.

Vitamin C helps boost iron and zinc absorption from other foods. One serve of pineapple gives more than 100% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C. These minerals play a vital role in strengthening the immune system and increasing resistance to infection.

Gut Health

Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme that helps the digestion of proteins. This helps the body absorb the proteins. Bromelain also has an anti-inflammatory effect, it can reduce inflammation in the bowel for those individuals who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome or other digestive health issues.

Healthy Skin

Pineapples contain vitamin C, bromelain, polyphenols and water which all support healthy and protected skin.

Vitamin C and polyphenols can protect the skin from sun damage and help reduce signs of ageing caused by harmful free radicals. Vitamin C helps keep the skin healthy, and youthful, through its essential role in collagen synthesis, the major protein that provides support and elasticity to the skin.

Bromelain can help reduce inflammation caused by sun damage or general abrasion or damage to the skin. Reducing the inflammation aids the healing process.

Consuming water helps remove toxins – part of the process to clear skin. Pineapples have a large percentage of water and therefore contribute to water intake.


Pineapple is a fatigue fighter, its energy boosting nutrients, vitamin C, manganese and sugars can claim back vitality.

Pineapples are low calories,1 serve will give 272kJ (65Cal) but there energy comes from sugar. The fear of having sugar has grown, but the sugar in pineapple is low glycaemic index, meaning a slow rise in blood sugar levels will provide good steady energy and being satisfied for longer.

Manganese is a mineral involved in energy production in the body.

Vitamin C helps with the absorption of iron, a mineral important for transporting oxygen around the body to help the cells function. Providing oxygen provides energy and vitality.

About Pure Gold Pineapples

Pure Gold Pineapples are 100% Australian grown – packed with nutrients and antioxidants, Pure Gold Pineapples grows pineapples 52 weeks a year. Based in Central and Southern Queensland, Pure Gold Pineapples has over 20 growers – and is the largest supplier of pineapples in Australia, packing more than 12 million pineapples each year.

About Nutritionist Joanna Shinewell

Joanna Shinewell is an Australian nutritionist and dietician. Joanna is passionately devoted to wholistic nourishment, which encompasses everything from the micronutrient levels of a diet to a person’s relationship with food. Joanna aims to empower people to find their recipe to successful living.

About Monash University involvement

Monash University, Victoria, conducted testing of Pure Gold Pineapples to reveal nutritional information – followed by preparation and insights from nutritionist Joanna Shinewell.