08 July, 2011
Dried Pineapple Nutrition
The pineapple plant, or Ananas comosus, is a tropical plant that’s widely cultivated throughout the tropics. The fruit of the pineapple plant is a pineapple, and you can serve it in a variety of ways. Canned pineapple is popular throughout the year, and fresh pineapple may be commercially available. Dried pineapple has a very high sugar content, which keeps the fruit safe from spoilage.
The nutritional content of dried pineapple does not depend on the brand or manufacturer. This information therefore applies equally well to all brands of dried pineapple. The serving size is 1 oz. of dried pineapple with no other ingredients. A serving of dried pineapple contains approximately 69 total calories, according to Fat Secret. Carbohydrates provide 64 calories, protein accounts for 3 calories and fat makes up the remaining 2 calories. A serving of dried pineapple has about 3.5 percent of the daily value for total calories, assuming a standard diet of 2,000 calories per day.
Carbohydrates and Fiber
A serving of dried pineapple has about 18 g of carbohydrates, including 13 g of sugar, 3 g of starch and 2 g of dietary fiber. This provides 6 percent of the daily value for total carbohydrates and 8 percent of the daily value for dietary fiber.
Protein and Fat
Dried pineapple contains 0.77 g of protein, or about 1.5 percent of the daily value for protein. It also has 0.17 g of fat, including 0.013 g of saturated fat. This provides less than 1 percent of the daily value for total fat and saturated fat. Dried pineapple contains no cholesterol.
A serving of dried pineapple provides 17 percent of the daily value for vitamin C. Dried pineapple has no vitamin A.
The potassium content in a serving of dried pineapple is 164 mg, or 3.6 percent of the daily value for potassium. Dried pineapple also contains 2 percent of the daily value for iron and calcium in each serving. Pineapple provides 1 mg of sodium per serving, which is less than 1 percent of the daily value for sodium.