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10 health benefits of pineapple skin women should know

Health benefits of pineapple peels

Do you know that those pineapple skin peels you throw away have health benefits that your body needs?

Pineapple is one of the most popular fruit in the world because of its health benefits, but many people don’t know that pineapple peels also contain amazing benefits.

Pineapple fruit also known as Ananas Comosus is an edible fruit from Bromeliaceae family. It can be usually found in tropical climate countries, but it is also cultivated worldwide due to its sweet and delicious taste.


Aside enjoying the benefits of pineapple juice, fermented pineapple skin drink offers many health benefits. This is because pineapple peel composition contains vitamin B, C, folate, thiamin, pantothenic acid, bromelain, niacin, and fiber.

It is also packed with mineral including magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese, calcium, iron, and other nutrients. It also contains antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging and anti-cancer properties.

It is also an excellent source of antioxidants that can help your body fight free radicals which can cause numerous diseases. After reading this article you will never throw away pineapple skin.

Here are 10 health benefits of pineapple skin peels women should know about:

Health benefits of pineapple peels


Bromelain, a powerful enzyme found in high concentrations in pineapple skin, helps to cut down inflammation in the body. It reduces swelling after surgery or injury.

Aids digestion

Not only do the peels serve to make digestion smoother, but they also help to fight intestinal parasites, constipation. They also build up healthy gut flora.

Boosts immune system

The high levels of vitamin C in the pineapple and its skin prevent and fight infections. Bromelain and vitamin C act as a bacteria fighter, mucus cutter, cough suppressant, wound healer, and overall system booster in the body.

Fights arthritis and joint pain

Bromelain works its anti-inflammatory magic in those who have arthritis or joint pain. Drinking pineapple peels juice works directly on the source of the pain.

Protects vision

Pineapple skin tea benefits include beta carotene and vitamin C. They are present in the entire plant and aid in battling degenerative eye diseases like glaucoma.

Strengthens bone and teeth

Pineapple skins have high manganese content. Manganese helps to grow, strengthen, and repair bones and teeth. Vitamin C and astringent properties keep gums clean and healthy.


Pineapple skins contain manganese, vitamin C, and antioxidants that have the ability to fight tumours and aid in cancer prevention.

Keeps blood pressure stable

Bromelain helps with preventing blood clots from forming, and the copper content in pineapple juice increase the formation of healthy red blood cells. Bits of potassium helps the blood vessels stay healthy and can counteract large amounts of sodium, enabling the blood pressure to be stable.

Aids fertility

Pineapple is important to women trying to conceive because of its beta carotene and bromelain properties. It reduces inflammation in the womb that helps create an ideal environment for implantation.

Enhances Libido

Consuming the juice from pineapple peels enhances your libido. It is a natural way to get your sex groove back without complications.

These sweet peels also promote healthy skin and hair, aid weight loss, ease nausea, and reduce acne and pimples. The benefits also include treating intestinal worms, hydrating the skin and preventing hair loss.

How to prepare pineapple peels juice:


1 whole pineapple, unpeeled

1 litre of water

A natural sweetener to taste


Wash the pineapple and separate the peel from the flesh. Put the peel in a pan filled with water and add some pineapple pulp, then boil them together. Dilute the mixture in a litre of water and add natural sweetener to improve its taste.

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I am a woman who is passionate about empowering other women to live their best lives and be free from unhealthy societal expectations. I'm a journalist and a columnist with a reputable media house. I educate, inspire and encourage women to embrace their uniqueness fully. I am a mother to an intelligent girl. I love perfumes.



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  2. Casa

    July 29, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Wow!!! this is rich, thank Kate for sharing this

    • Kate

      July 29, 2018 at 12:29 pm

      Thanks for reading babe. Try it out and let me know what you think.

  3. Grace

    July 29, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Wow thanks babe. I don learn this one o.

    • Kate

      July 31, 2018 at 11:32 am

      You are welcome. You will enjoy it. I use it to curb my cravings for coke

  4. Ebube

    August 5, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    I want pineapple o

  5. Chrissie

    November 23, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    I forgot to wash my pineapple skins before boiling into a juice.. Is it still edible or should I toss it?

    • Kate

      November 24, 2019 at 12:12 pm

      Please toss. It may contain germs.

      • Salvation

        February 18, 2020 at 7:25 am

        Even after boiling?

  6. Zipporah

    February 15, 2020 at 11:44 am

    This is great kate..I will try it for blood pressure.thanks for the info

  7. Unbeatable

    February 16, 2020 at 9:29 am

    it is tasty and good for healthy living i dont feel heavy anymore since i started drinking pineapple peel juice despite my weight

  8. Sussie

    April 8, 2020 at 12:57 am

    Can it stopped boils from been on and off in my skin? Can it also gives me a good sleep As well?

    • Kate

      April 16, 2020 at 3:41 pm

      You should talk to your doctor about the boils and insomnia.

  9. Chuks

    April 16, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Can pineapple skin tea heal ulcer?

    • Kate

      April 16, 2020 at 3:41 pm

      You should see your doctor and talk about treatment options if you have ulcer. Self medication is not advisable.

      • Kate

        April 16, 2020 at 3:41 pm

        Thank you for reading.

  10. seyi

    April 19, 2020 at 6:54 am

    is it safe to drink pineapple peel with lime

  11. Grace

    May 8, 2020 at 6:36 am

    Thanks for this home remedy.

  12. Grace

    May 8, 2020 at 6:39 am

    Is it adviseable to boil the pineapple peels with ginger for joint pain

  13. Richard

    May 23, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    I’m gonna try it

  14. Stella Idachaba

    June 19, 2020 at 12:30 pm

    Quite informative. I will try it.

  15. Vanni

    June 27, 2020 at 9:15 am

    Am boiling mind right away

  16. Zainab

    August 18, 2020 at 6:36 am

    I always drink it without knowing the health benefits.

  17. Ebube

    November 28, 2020 at 7:06 pm

    I like the drink

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