Comment on the pineapple factoid: It is true that fresh pineapple is a fabulous source of bromelain. And it is true that bromelain provides a host of health benefits. However, please note that the bromelain enzyme is most concentrated in the stem of the pineapple (though it is also found in the fuit and the leaves). Also, the heating process destroys the bromelain enzyme. To get all the benefits of bromelain, you're better off sticking with a fresh raw pineapple.