All over the world Ananas Comosus is one of the most famous fruit because it has many health benefits that is good to our body. The Ananas Comosus leaves is a useful because it is used to create barong Tagalog and barot says that is the Philippines national costume. But the most useful part of a Ananas Comosus is its peel it is highly recommended to be eat because it has many beneficial effects to our body’s health. This fruit does not tend to have pesticides because it generally grows without a lot of properties. There is many Ananas Comosus in the Philippines because pineapple is usually found in tropical climate countries like the Philippines , but now pineapple is cultivated all over the world because of its sour,sweet and delicious taste some people consumed it fresh , cooked , juiced or even presereved. Some people throw the peel of Ananas Comosus without knowing that it is rich in many nutrients and minerals like Vitamin B & C ,folate , thiamin or vitamin B1 a vitamin that is essential to normal metabolism and nerve function , pantothenic acid a viscous oily acid that is found in all living tissues , bromelain a protease obtain especially from Ananas Comosus , niacin an acid that is found widely in animals and plants and used against pellagra , fiber , manganese , calcium , iron and many other nutrients. Pineapple peels is a good source of antioxidants which help our body to fight free radicals which can cause numerous disease to our body.
It has a long, hollow and viny stem that grow prospate or floating and the roots are produced from the nodes and penetrate into wet soil or mud. It is none other than Ipomoea Aquatica or Water spinach. This vegetable is very perishable and it cannot be store well even in the refrigerator. Ipomoea Aquatica requires a serious processing treatments to prevent post-harvest losses it sometimes grows wild and it is some time cultivated in places like Southeast Asia , India and even in Southeast China. The special processing treatments for Water Spinach is freezing , blanching , sun drying. In all of the methods the calcium concentration is remarkably high. When Blanching Method is used the Concentration of Ca , P , Fe , K , Na , and Mg but it also decreased its concentration of Pb. And in the other side the Freezing Method will only increased the Concentration of
Calcium , P , Na and Mg and it will decreased the Concentration of Iron , Pb , and K that’s why Blanching is much better than freezing. In Sun Drying it’s just the same with the Blanching because in Sun Drying Method the Concentration of Ca , P , Fe , K , Na and Mg will increased and the Pb Concentration will decreased. That’s why Blanching and sun Drying is the best method of preserving Water Spinach.
If the Ananas Comosus will be used as a fertilizer the Ipomoea Aquatica plant will be harvest earlier than what is normal and it will become more healty. The Ipomoea Aquatica will be more nutritious and it can have many health benefits it will relieve inflammation and asthma , boosts our immune system , enhances the libido and digestion , prevents cancer , osteoarthritis & heart diseases , it improves our vision , gum health , it also regulates the blood sugar level , and will also promotes our healthy bones , skin and even our hair , reduce our cholesterol level , cures swelling and irritation , treats intestinal worms , aids weight loss , ease nausea , reduces acne and pimples , and hydrate our skin by that all the nutrients in a pineapple peels would not be wasted. So don’t throw away this part of the pineapple because it is a huge help