Ananas (Pineapple)


Ananas Scientific Name

Ananas comosus

Ananas Other Names

English: Pineapple
Hindi: Ananas
Telugu: Anasa
Tamil: Annasi pazham

What is Ananas?

Ananas, commonly known as Pineapple, is a perennial plant of the family Bromeliaceae and is edible. The outermost part of the fruit is a protective shell that protects the fruit inside. Ananas is native to tropical and subtropical America. The plant has 30 to 40 stiff succulent leaves. Ananas fruit generally weighs 1-2kg and is used to eat or some people display the exotic fruit to display at dinner parties. The vitamins and minerals in Ananas may shorten viral and bacterial infections. Additionally, it may help to strengthen bones.

Common forms of Ananas

Fruit, Whole, Dried, Juice, Tablets

Ananas is commonly used for:

  • Supporting eye health
  • Preventing asthma
  • Treating high and low blood pressure
  • Treating diabetes
  • Supporting digestion
  • Maintaining fertility
  • Healing and Inflammation
  • Maintaining healthy skin

Ananas Dosage

Tablet: 500-1000 mg daily
Juice: 1 glass daily

Ananas Side-effects and Warnings

Common side-effects: Not known.
Not so common side-effects: Not known.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not known.
Children: Not known.

Unripe juice can cause vomiting. Swelling of the mouth can be seen if consumed in large amounts.

Where to Buy Ananas in the US?

Chinmayi Kulkarni

Chinmayi is a Nutritionist turned Marketer, with Masters in both Marketing and Nutrition. Her focus is to combine her knowledge to understand and evangelize Ayurveda.

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