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Can You Eat Pineapple If You Have Diabetes?

Pineapple for People with Diabetes

How People With Diabetes Can Safely Enjoy This Tropical Fruit

To manage diabetes, physicians generally recommend a healthy, nutritious diet composed of whole foods. However, because diabetes makes the body less sensitive to insulin, foods that are high in sugar are frequently off-limits. So where does fruit fit into this equation? The answer is, people with diabetes can eat fruit – but there are certain precautions to take, too.

Because pineapple is higher along the glycemic index than some other fruits, people with diabetes may think they can’t eat the tropical fruit. However, with precautions, pineapple can be a nutritious addition to a diabetes-friendly diet. Thanks to high fiber content, vitamin C, and a number of other valuable nutrients, pineapple can help ensure you’re keeping your body healthy. Plus, pineapple can be the perfect alternative to candy or other sugary desserts when you’re craving something sweet. We dove into the benefits of pineapple, as well as the factors people with diabetes should keep in mind when eating it, below.

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Go Plant-Based with These 4 Vegan Pineapple Recipes

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Celebrate Vegan Month With These Easy, Healthy Recipes

November is National Vegan Month, and it’s the perfect opportunity to experiment with eating more plant-based meals. Adding just one vegetarian or vegan meal per week to your diet can help you lose weight and ensure you get all the nutrients you need to stay healthy. Some studies have even shown that a plant-based diet may help ward off type 2 diabetes. And while many omnivores may be concerned about forgoing their favorites, there’s no reason to worry – almost anything you crave can be made plant-based. Of course, pineapple is also an ideal vegan recipe ingredient. Available year-round, packed with nutrients like vitamin C and fiber, and easy to prepare, this tropical fruit is a delicious addition to myriad vegan recipes. Read on for four of our favorites.

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How to Market for Pineapple Sales This Holiday Season

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Four Holiday Marketing Strategies to Make Sure Pineapple is Part of the Festivities

With the winter months comes a wealth of holidays and, along with them, key opportunities for boosting sales. This year, make sure pineapple is included in the fun with strategic marketing, both in-store and online. From featuring winter recipes with a tropical twist at in-store demos to tapping into social media conversation around smaller holidays, here are just some of the ways retailers can put pineapple at the forefront of the festivities.

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Celebrating Día de la Mascarada in Costa Rica

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From Parades to Papier Mâché Masks, Here’s How to Celebrate Halloween the Costa Rican Way

Halloween may be the best-known holiday held on the 31st of October, but in Costa Rica we have our own traditions. Día de la Mascarada, or Day of the Masquerade, is an annual celebration that blends Spanish and Costa Rican tradition into a unique holiday. With Costa Rican music playing and costumed characters dancing through the streets, the day is full of festivities – and a few spooks, too.

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Sweetly Spooktacular: Four Healthy and Festive Pineapple Halloween Treats

Cut Down on Added Sugars With These Guilt-Free Recipes

Halloween is right around the corner! And it’s no secret that this candy-loaded holiday often results in packing too much sugar. However, it’s still possible to indulge this Halloween with better-for-you foods that are fun and tasty. Want to get your kids excited about eating healthier this Halloween? Read on for delicious Halloween homemade goodies using our favorite culinary sweetener trick: natural sugars in pineapple.

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Fact or Fiction? Breaking Down 5 Common Pineapple Myths

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Uncover the Reality Behind These 5 Tropical Tall Tales

After years of dedicating ourselves to producing the Perfect Pineapple, we think we know a thing or two about everyone’s favorite tropical fruit. That’s why we’re diving into five common myths about pineapple, from how it grows to how to tell when it’s ripe (hint: color matters less than you think.) To separate fact from fiction and become a true pineaple expert, read on.

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How Chestnut Hill Farms Effectively Adapted to the COVID-19 Crisis

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When Faced With the Pandemic, Chestnut Hill Farms Made Sure Their People Were Always the Top Priority

As COVID-19 swept across the globe, farms, facilities, and producers were forced to enact swift changes to protect their employees and their businesses. In Costa Rica, we looked for ways to maintain production safely and efficiently, while prioritizing the health of both their people and their community. Although initial concerns about the virus have passed, we continue to focus on wellbeing, looking to how the changes implemented can help improve employee experience in the long-term too.  

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Why You Should Eat Pineapple, According to a Registered Dietician

Why This Dietician Says You Should Eat Pineapple

Falling Into One of the 5 Main Food Groups, Pineapple Is a Valuable Addition to Our Diets

From vitamin C to bromelain, pineapple is packed full of valuable nutrients and minerals that play an important role in keeping us healthy. In honor of National Pineapple Month this October, we sat down with registered dietician and nutritionist Amanda Perrin of Peace of Nutrition to dig into the details and learn more about the health benefits our favorite fruit has to offer.

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The History of Carving Pumpkins (& Pineapples) for Halloween

Why We Carve Fruits & Vegetables to Celebrate the Autumn Season

As the weather cools and the leaves begin to change color, there’s one activity on our minds: pineapple carving. Our favorite tradition to celebrate autumn, pineapple carving is a staple at Chestnut Hill Farms and the perfect way to give your Halloween decorations a tropical twist. However, we aren’t alone in putting a fresh spin on pumpkin carving – from turnips to watermelons, other fruits and vegetables are carved each autumn too. We dove into the history of carving to understand the origin of the spooky tradition, and, of course, checked out a few of the other more unique carving choices.

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5 Ways to Brighten Up Your Meal with Pineapple & Veggies

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For National Fruits and Vegetables Month, Celebrate This Delicious Combo for a Healthy, Well-Balanced Diet

September is National Fruits and Vegetables month, and it’s the perfect chance to celebrate this irresistible duo. Naturally sweet and full of flavor, pineapple is the perfect addition to veggies for a delicious and tropical combo that’s packed full of nutrition and antioxidants. Plus, the fruit gives any meal a unique twist that everyone will love. Read on for five delicious ways to pair pineapple and veggies for your next meal.

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