Calories in Pineapple and How to Count Them

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Calories in pineapple or calories in whole pineapple can vary depending on a few things but it’s simple to work out, and very important for proper nutrition if you’re eating pineapple in your diet. The calories in pineapple are roughly the same for each type of pineapple, even though each pineapple cultivar can have a different taste and mouth-feel. You can read more on the common types of pineapple found in stores here.

How to work out the calories in a pineapple

To start working out the calories in pineapple, the most important thing is to understand how much (in weight) you are eating.

Every 100g of juicy pineapple usually contains 50 calories, and is mainly made up from 13 grams of carbohydrates (of which around 10 grams will be sugar, and 2 grams dietary fiber).

Calories in Pineapple (per 100 grams) – Source

There are 50 Calories in Pineapple per 100g

To give you an idea, most whole pineapples weigh around 1kg (which is the same as 35 ounces). So the amount of calories in a whole fresh pineapple is around 500kcal.

Of course, PineapplesInfo highly recommends you learn how to cut a pineapple properly, because eating the rind is, firstly, not nice at all and secondly, will ruin your macros here.

man cutting with pineapple
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Snacking on pineapple chunks is a very good solution when you get a craving for sweetness. The sharp flavor will do a lot to stop you craving processed sugar. Even eating a whole pineapple, at 1kg and 500kcal, in a single sitting is forgiveable.

Working out how many calories are in pineapple chunks or pineapple slices is pretty much the same as the method above – estimate the weight based on how much you consume and how much it says in the packaging.

If you want to use your pineapple calories effectively, head on over and choose a PineapplesInfo Drink or Food guide!


Evelyn is a horticulture expert and researcher who has contributed to various studies on pineapple feasibility, industrialisation and cultivation across the world. Evelyn is a researcher with prior experience within various Departments of Agriculture. Evelyn is credited with numerous studies on plant feasibility and horticultural studies. In her retirement, she turned her attention to fruit and pineapple cultivation, gaining a love for the pineapple fruit which continues to this day. You can reach me via email or Twitter!


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