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Pineapples (ananas comosus) are classified as berries. They are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin B-6, manganese and copper. They also contain a digestive enzyme, bromelain, that has anti-inflammatory properties.

Most research involving pineapples focuses on the digestive enzyme bromelain. Bromelain's properties include:
  1. Enhanced absorption of medications (namely amoxicillin)
  2. Anti-inflammatory action
  3. Inhibits/interfers with the growth of malignant cells and tumors
  4. Inhibits platelet aggregation (clumping/clotting of platelets)