Wellness Wednesday: Plenty of Pineapple

Weekly tips to bring island-inspired wellness into your everyday life from Rosalie Bay Resort wellness coordinator Laura Lund.

A common misconception about pineapple is that it grows on trees. It actually grows in the ground and takes 6 to 12 months to mature into the edible fruit we all know and love.

Pineapple is indigenous to South America, but prospers in all tropical areas – Dominica included. But you don’t have to live in the Caribbean to grow the fruit. Pineapple grows easily in pots with very little water and a good amount of sunlight.

If you’re not up to growing your own, don’t worry. You can enjoy it in abundance at Rosalie Bay Resort, where it grows in our organic garden and throughout the property.

You will also benefit from its health benefits. Pineapple is an excellent source of manganese, magnesium, folate and Vitamin C. Just one cup has only 82 calories, but 131% of the daily value for Vitamin C. It is also anti-inflammatory and an anti-oxidant, supporting the immune system and helping to decrease pain from arthritis.

You’ll find pineapple on the menu at Zamaan restaurant. For breakfast, sip our Diuretic Veggie Drink or nibble on a fruit plate. After dinner, satisfy your sweet tooth with our fruit platter.

Pineapple also appears at our Dominica spa. Try our Organic Fruit and Aloe Facial, where pineapple is used for its enzyme, brightening properties as well as Vitamin C.

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