Calories in Pineapple
and Pineapple Nutrition Facts

Calories in Pineapple

1 cup pineapple chunks (5.8 ounces) =

cartoon pineapple
  • 85 calories
  • 22 g carbohydrate
  • 1 g protein
  • 0.2 g fat
  • 2.3 g fiber

Pineapples Nutrition Facts

  • Excellent source of manganese and vitamin C
  • Good source of vitamin B1, copper, fiber, and vitamin B6

Snack on 1 cup of pineapple and you'll get:

  • 128% of the daily value (DV) manganese
  • 40% DV of vitamin C
  • 9% DV vitamin B1
  • 8.5% DV copper
  • 7% DV fiber
  • 6.5% DV vitamin B6

Pineapple Nutrition Facts for Diabetics

Pineapple glycemic index: 66

This means pineapple is digested and absorbed fairly quickly and results in a relatively quick rise in blood sugar.

However, this doesn't mean you need to avoid pineapple if you have diabetes.

It does mean:

  1. Avoid overeating pineapple in one sitting. Stick to 1/2 cup portion.
  2. Avoid eating pineapple all by itself. Eat it as part of a meal. That is, eat it at the same time you eat other foods. A little protein with it (e.g., cottage cheese, plain nonfat yogurt, etc.) will slow digestion and the effect pineapple has on blood sugar.

Simple Serving Suggestions

  • Add to pizza.
  • Dice and add to salsa.
  • Grill on a skewer and dip in fruit flavored lowfat yogurt.
  • Skewers with chicken and red and green peppers. Serve over rice.
  • Add crushed pineapple to nonfat cream cheese for a tasty spread.
  • Add slices to teriyaki sauce to make a marinade for chicken.
  • Add slices to burger patties just before serving.
  • Add tidbits to tuna salad, chicken salad, or egg salad.
  • Blend with plain yogurt, banana, and ice for an fruit smoothie.

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