As I have said before, it’s tough to find high-quality, yet healthy, GFCF snacks for your family. This week’s review is of Mrs. May’s Pineapple Fruit Chips. According to the company website: “Pineapples are rich in bromelain, a group of sulfur-containing proteolytic (protein-digesting) enzymes that not only aid digestion, but can effectively reduce inflammation and swelling, and has even been used experimentally as an anti-cancer agent.” As many people who follow a GFCF diet know, it’s very important to eat natural foods that can help with digestion and/or reduce inflammation. And, here’s a product that can do both! Plus, there are only 40 calories in a serving and only 7 g of sugar (no added sugar).
Mrs. May’s Pineapple Fruit Chips are one of 5 different flavors of fruit chips that the company offers. The other flavors are: Apple, Strawberry, Pear, and Mango. The only ingredient in the fruit chips is the freeze-dried fruit. There are no added nitrates or preservatives that often get put onto dried fruits. And, the package is small enough to fit in a purse or lunch bag very easily.
Mrs. May’s Pineapple Fruit Chips are tangy and just a tiny bit sweet. They have a nice crunchiness to them, but don’t taste like bland cardboard (as other brands of dried fruit often do). I’m actually not a huge fan of eating pineapple on its own because of the strong acidic flavors, but I enjoyed these chips and I would like to try their other varieties too. I think these freeze-dried fruits would also be an excellent thing to have in an emergency food kit since they can provide you with real fruit that won’t need refrigeration.
You can purchase Mrs. May’s Pineapple Fruit Chips at most grocery stores, natural food stores, and even shopping clubs like Costco.