Pineapple tart is a small, bite-size pastry filled or topped with pineapple jam, commonly found throughout different parts of Southeast Asia.
The pastry consists of a large proportion of butter and egg yolk giving it a rich, buttery, tender and melt-in-the-mouth texture. The pineapple jam is usually made by slowly reducing and caramelizing grated fresh pineapple that has been mixed with sugar and spices.
Typical shapes include a flat, open tart topped with pineapple jam under a lattice of pastry, rolls filled with jam that are open at the ends, and jam-filled spheres or elongated shape.
Benefits of Pineapple
- Pineapples are delicious, accessible and easy to add to the diet.
- Pineapples are packed with a variety of vitamins and minerals. They are especially rich in vitamin C and manganese.
- Pineapples are a good source of antioxidants, which may reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.
- Pineapples contain bromelain, a group of digestive enzymes that breaks down proteins. This may aid digestion, especially in those with pancreatic insufficiency.
- Pineapple contains compounds that reduce oxidative stress and inflammation
- Pineapples have anti-inflammatory properties that may boost the immune system.
- The anti-inflammatory properties of pineapple may provide short-term symptom relief for people with common types of arthritis.
- The bromelain in pineapples may reduce the inflammation, swelling, bruising and pain that occurs after surgery.
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