Versatile Ceylonese Pineapples taste amazing. Simply cut and dried organic pineapple, from the tropical island of Ceylon. No sweeteners, No preservatives, No added sugar. Just simply dried from raw, and packed into every HEIRLOOM Organic Pineapple bits pack.
Uses Can be used savory or sweet. A naturally sweet and chewy treat, ideal as a cereal topping and for baking too! Add into slices and energy balls, chopped up or ground. Tastes great paired with our dried whole cacao beans too! Brew into a tea, Blend into smoothies and cocktails. Soak with overnight oats, healthy seeds, and nuts. Use a kitchen scissor to chop up the bits further if required and :
- Toss pineapple bits into your favorite smoothie
- Use them in baked goods like muffins and bread
- Blend dried pineapple into homemade salad dressing, savory sauces, and dips
- Mix them with nuts and other dried fruit for an energy-packed snack
- Incorporate dried pineapple with coconut, almond butter, and puréed dates to make healthy energy balls
- Replace refined-sugar dried fruits in cookie recipes
- Add fine pineapple bits into salads and cereals
- Can also be used in the second fermentation of homemade Kombucha
Flavor The pineapple bits are naturally sweet and richly aromatic of fresh pineapple. This product is harvested in a cottage industry initiative that does not use any chemical refining, additives, or preservatives to standardize the product.
Ingredient 100% dried pineapple
Grown in Ceylon (Sri Lanka). Packaged in a facility that also processes cashew and coconuts
Storage Keep airtight in the pantry, away from sunlight and damp. Its potency and flavor remain strong as long as it is stored airtight. With a best before of two years from the manufacture date, these pineapple bits remain safe to use for even longer periods as long as it is stored with minimal exposure to light, air, and moisture. This is why HEIRLOOM Pineapple is packed at the origin, in the very region it is harvested from. This seals the freshness and reduces exposure from day one until the pack is opened by you. A slight color change is possible as the product is completely free of sulfites or other nasties that would otherwise keep them brightly colored.
Our promise There is nothing else. No refining or coloring. 100% zero-waste, no bi-products. This product is internationally accredited by Control Union; Certified Organic (EU and USDA NOP), ISO and/or HACCP certified.
Benefits An excellent source of antioxidants, dietary fibre and a variety of vitamins and minerals, the pineapple has impressive health benefits :
- Rich in manganese, copper, and vitamins B6 and C that plays an important role in bone health, immunity, wound healing, energy production, and tissue synthesis
- Rich in antioxidants that help neutralize free radicals that can cause damage to cells and lowers the risk of chronic diseases.
- Possess antibacterial properties effective against certain strains of bacteria.
- Contains bromelain, an enzyme-linked to reducing inflammation, improved digestion, heart health, and immunity
- Some research has proved pineapple extract even helps reduce the growth of cancer cells.
Read more research-based information, here.
100+ years of expertise Our Dried Pineapple sales supports the traditional livelihoods of villagers in the dry regions of Sri Lanka where Pineapple is grown and harvested by traditional methods and allows village populations to utilize their age-old knowledge and expertise to survive in this modernized and mechanized world of manufacture by producing this 100% natural unrefined product. Backed by generations of expertise of the harvesters, and packed in a certified ISO and Organic processing mill, this product plays a vital role in the employment, welfare, and wellbeing of the rural village community. The children of our workforce are provided with school books and stationery for the entire school year. The mill also organizes religious and cultural events to inculcate a sense of belonging to a bigger cause, bringing a sense of pride and community to the villagers who are using age-old knowledge, treading lightly, and making a living for their families, sustainably.
Price for quality Our products are not mass-produced in vast industrialised factories. So we do not enjoy the economies of scale that supermarket brands do. We pay the millers and farmers a fair price. Specifically, batch-crafted for New Zealand, Kokonati & Heirloom products are made with multigenerational expertise and knowledge to be the best quality they can be and so easily justify the premium price for the premium quality you are getting.
Loyalty Just as we are fiercely loyal to the millers and families we work with, we also want to reward you, for your loyalty. So every time you purchase an Heirloom product you also collect rewards points that can be redeemed for a discount at checkout. Remember to sign up for the reward points (the tab on the far mid-right edge of this screen).
Packaging and recycling 100g bag-in-box. 2.5kg bag. Dispose of the soft plastic bag in the supermarket collection bin. The card box can be disposed of in your recycling bin. The reason we use a clear bag for dried fruits is so you can see the product in the clear window before you buy it and because the product potency is preserved without exposure to air or moisture. The box protects the product by reducing exposure to light.
Possible precautions: Pineapple is considered safe for most people. That said, bromelain, an enzyme naturally found in pineapple, may enhance the absorption of certain drugs, especially antibiotics and blood thinners. Some people may experience or heartburn or reflux if digestive issues exist. It is advisable to consult your healthcare provider or registered dietitian to make sure it’s safe to consume pineapple alongside, any prescription medication or for any other therapeutic uses.