10 things you should know about pineapple peels
Pineapple is a tropical fruit that contains both soluble and insoluble fibre which helps you lose weight by keeping you full for a long time.
Pineapple is filled with antioxidants, fibre, and water which keeps you full and hydrated at the same time.
Pineapple juice contains an enzyme called bromelain. This enzyme is found in the juice of pineapple and helps in metabolising protein, which in turn helps burn away the excess belly fat.
This succulent fruit is covered with a tough, inedible skin which is the pineapple peel. Most people throw away the pineapple peel and consider it useless.
However, pineapple peels have been proven to be very helpful as they are medically beneficial.
Below are 10 things you should know about pineapple peel:
1. The pineapple fruit and peel have a high amount of Vitamin C, the nutrient that helps in boosting immunity. The other extremely beneficial enzyme found in Pineapple peel is Bromelain that is known to cut down inflammation in the body.
2. Just like the fruit, the skin is rich is vitamin C, which can build the overall immunity of the body, fight bacteria, help with cough, etc. The skin can also be a teeth and bone strengthener since it is rich in manganese. It is great for oral health, because the vitamin C can keep the gums healthy. It is healthy to eat pineapple skin.
3. Once you have accumulated a good amount of skin, you can just throw the skins in the freezer until you have enough, then place the pineapple in a large pot. Fill the pot to about an inch over the pineapple and bring to a boil for about 5 to 10 minutes.
4. It’s essential to clean the pineapple skin thoroughly. You can do this by scrubbing the pineapple thoroughly with a vegetable brush. I like to do a vinegar soak – which helps to remove bacteria and pesticides from the skin.
5. You can boil pineapple skin and drink it. All you have to do to enjoy this tasty drink is add a little bit of cinnamon to your pineapple peels. Just stick the peels in water over your stove and allow it to simmer.
6. The skin of the pineapple plant is not considered poisonous, and while the entire fruit is considered non-toxic, the unripe flesh, thorns and leaves can have toxic effects. This is due to the enzyme bromelain, which is used as a meat tenderizer and is considered very low in toxicity.
7. You can juice pineapple skin. Boil the pineapple skin to extract its juice and nutrients. Because the skin is too tough to juice in a conventional way, you must bring it to a boil, steep it for 24 hours and then strain the juice. Doing this allows you to benefit from the high vitamin C and bromelain content of the skin, according to Happy Juicer.
8. Pineapple peel acts as a diuretic – The pineapple peel contains various minerals that help eliminate toxins.
9. Pineapple peel works as an anti-inflammatory – The main property of the pineapple peel is bromelain; This enzyme reduces swelling and inflammation by eliminating toxins in the body.
10. Not only do the peels serve to make digestion smoother, but they’ve also been found to help fight intestinal parasites, constipation, and possibly IBS symptoms. They also build up healthy gut flora.