Is Pineapple a Healthy Fruit?

Pineapples contain several health nutrients, including high levels of vitamin C and fiber. The fruits are also low in cholesterol and sodium and contain traces of iron.

One cup of pineapple chunks contains 131 percent of a person's daily intake of vitamin C. The fiber content is 9 percent. With no saturated fat, the fruits have only trace amounts of cholesterol. They also have only 2 milligrams of sodium per cupful.

Although pineapples have health benefits, people should eat them sparingly because of their high sugar content. One cup has 21.9 grams of carbohydrates with 16.2 of that amount being sugar.