Reasons why you shouldn’t throw away the pineapple core

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Feb 23, 2016

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Quick Bites

  • We usually leave the core of pineapple and discard it.
  • The core has as much nutrition as the rest of the fruit.
  • It is also packed with anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Eat the whole fruit along with the core.

Have you been throwing away the core of the pineapple? Did you know that peels, pith, seeds or core of certain fruits are loaded with nutrition? Yes, you read it right; discarding them would mean that you are allowing the nutrition go in vain. Here is why you should not throw away that core of pineapple.



Benefits of the pineapple core

It may appear right to remove that hard, less juicy and slightly bitter part of pineapple but you should not. That’s because the core is packed with fiber that keeps the digestive system healthy. It contains high concentration of bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme which has anticoagulant properties that help in blood cloting. Besides, it also has anti-inflammatory properties and promotes healing of minor wounds, bruises and other skin infections. The enzyme is good for your heart health, bone health and helpful in thinning the mucus in certain condition like asthma, making it easy to breath. The core is also a rich source of vitamin C and manganese. It also controls cholesterol levels.


Using the pineapple core

Since, it may not be that easy to consume the core, it’s better that you eat the core along with the fruit. Cut the fruit in thin slices so the core is thin too and can be chewed easily. You can add the core of the pineapple while extracting juice of the fruit to ward off the bitter taste.

So next time you buy some fresh pineapples from the local fruit shop, keep it in mind that you would not throw away the core and utilize all the nutrition the fruit can offer.


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