Pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese, providing 131% and 97% respectively, of daily recommended intake of these nutrients in only one cup of fresh pineapple chunks. This one cup comes in a package of only about 82 calories.
Like all the other fruits that are excellent source of vitamin C, pineapple helps fight free radicals, which are known to cause cancer. Pineapple also helps in lowering blood pressure, and lowering the risk of developing asthma.