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Mango vs Pineapple – Which is Healthier?

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Our Verdict

When comparing mango to pineapple, we picked the pineapple.


It was close! Both of these tropical fruits have almost identical macros, and when it comes to vitamins and minerals, mango has slightly more vitamins while pineapple has slightly more minerals, so that balances out too. Their glycemic loads are 11 and 13 respectively, so: very low, and very similar.

See also: Which Sugars Are Healthier, And Which Are Just The Same?

In terms of what sets them apart:

Mango has a lot of vitamin A, to the point that it can interfere with blood-thinners if you take those.

Pineapple has bromelain, an enzyme with unique anti-inflammatory properties that we must devote a Research Review Monday to one of these days, because there’s a lot to say, but the short version is, it’s very powerful.

Since bromelain is found only in pineapples, whereas vitamin A is easy to find in abundance in many foods, we went with the pineapple.


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