Pineapple peel tea has anti-inflammatory properties, is excellent for immunity, is environmentally friendly zero garbage it has a principle (don’t throw it away!) and tastes wonderful. Are these reasons enough to test?
This tropical fruit has become commonplace in our markets (most prices are quite acceptable), so we buy it more and more often, especially when there is no seasonal fruit in the winter. But, when you use the juicy part, do you shed the skin? There are health (and environmental) reasons why you might want to consider skin use next time.
Health benefits of pineapple skin
Originally from the Americas, a member of the bromeliad family (the only edible fruit of this species), the pineapple. (Pineapple comos) it is a culinary star, but also a star of nutrition, famous for its positive effect on the health of the digestive tract. This fruit is rich in vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and compounds that help fight inflammation.
In addition to its juicy, golden interior, pineapple stalks, bark and leaves are also known for their anti-inflammatory effect and immune support. This is because they contain bromelain, a digestive enzyme found in pineapple juice, skin and stems. In addition to speeding up digestion, the therapeutic benefits of bromelain range from the treatment of osteoarthritis and cardiovascular disease to the reduction of oxidative stress and inflammatory processes.
How bromelain works
When consumed, bromelain reduces swelling and inflammation in the throat. However, it also helps prevent blood clotting and promotes the creation of new red blood cells, which may be useful in treating cardiovascular disease.
Research shows that bromelain has the potential to help with various diseases related to inflammatory processes. These include osteoarthritis, asthma, chronic sinusitis, colitis, and even cancer.
Pineapple skin is also rich in vitamin C, which supports immunity, and helps with digestive problems and the fight against intestinal parasites.
Nutrition is certainly one of the most powerful tools we have at our disposal to care for and improve our health. But it is also important to look at food from an ecological point of view. not spending too much and not throwing away what can be used, because it reflects on the pollution of the planet. And here’s how to use a pineapple peel.
Anti-inflammatory tea pineapple peel
- Be sure to wash the pineapple thoroughly before using the skin. Put it in a bowl of water so that it is completely submerged and add 1-2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar. Let the pineapple cook for 20-30 minutes. This will not affect the taste of the tea.
- If you want to save time, you can put the pineapple skin in a bag or container in the freezer until it is enough to make more tea than the pineapple skin.
- Add a little black pepper to each cup of tea (you won’t feel it). This is necessary for our body to fully absorb the nutrients of turmeric.
(specify the size of the spices according to your taste and your pineapple skin)
- Pineapple skin (you can also use the middle – the hard part) to get even more bromelain.
- Fresh orange and lemon juice. Optionally, you can add citrus peel to the tea, but it is best to avoid citrus fruits if they are not organic.
- Spices (choose to taste, each of which will further enrich the tea with medicinal properties): fresh crushed ginger and turmeric, cinnamon stick, black pepper, black pepper, rosemary, mint, basil, lemon balm, sage …
- Sweetener: Honey, maple or agave syrup.
- Put all ingredients (except sweetener) in cold water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat and cook for about an hour. The longer the tea is cooked, the more aromatic it will be.
- Remove the tea from the heat, allow to cool slightly and stir in the honey or other sweetener you want. Continue.
- You can consume the finished tea immediately or wait for it to cool, pour it into bottles and store it in the fridge for 10 days.
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