Typically pineapple comes to harvest during the months of May and August. The fruit usually ripens around 5 months after flowering and the sweet juices are delicious. After reading this article you may start saving the pineapple core and outer layer. Did you know that grilling pineapple cores intensifies the flavor? I learned on the Food 52 Blog that we can use the outer layer, too! When boiling the scraps from pineapples the enzyme bromelain can be extracted from pineapple plant stems to make a tea. There’s so many fruits and vegetables that make a great drink to energize our bodies. Apple peels and cores has great flavor, even ginger is a perfect choice. Pineapples are rich in flavonoids and phenolic acids, two antioxidants that protect your cells from free radicals that can cause chronic disease.
Did you know that bromelain has also been linked to reduced risk of cancer? They say that eating a fresh pineapple a day can defend your body from harmful free radicals and disease, help digestion by cleaning the body’s organs and blood, increase your energy intake and boost metabolism, nourish your hair, skin, nails and teeth and keep you generally healthy! Wow! Even though pineapple season is May to August, I’m still buying today.