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IN Health & Fitness ON 14 Jul, 2016
I never quite understood pineapple. I mean it just doesn't look so 'fruit-like' to me, nevertheless, its appearance has never stopped me from gobbling it down. What comes after eating it is the worst part.
Yes! It does fill your mouth with its delicious juice but at the same time there is this itchiness in your mouth and you feel like your tongue and cheeks have swollen up. Why does that happen? Is it because it looks weird? No! There is a scientific reason behind it. Click next to find out more!
Bromelain is an enzyme primarily found in pineapples. This is the chief cause of all your sufferings. But don't go on attacking Bromelain. It is really useful to us.
Bromelain has many benefits. For instance, it can prevent ageing, inflammation and it also helps in pain relief.
...it can help our body fight deadly diseases like cancer, digestive allergies, asthma, injury, sinus infection and joint pain.
When we eat pineapple, the bromelain enzyme comes into contact with the sensitive skin of our mouth; it causes protein breakdown; that is why we feel all the roughness and itching combined with the sourness.
Ding dong! You can prevent this sourness by several ways. The first one is to grill the pineapple a bit to kill the enzyme in it.
Secondly, sprinkling some salt all over the pineapple before eating it also helps to reduce itchiness.
The third method is to cut the pineapple very carefully so that the core gets removed completely, and then eat it. Hope this helped!
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