That stinging, tingling pain that you feel when you eat pineapple is bromelain. The bromelain is physically damaging your cells.
Pineapple has two types of bromelain—one in the stem and one in the flesh. Both versions of bromelain digest protein (You).
Bromelain contains multiple proteolytic enzymes, which means that it can break down proteins in multiple ways.
For some people, eating pineapple can cause the following:
- Bleeding Tongue
- Bleeding Gums
- Bleeding Lips
Here is why you are still going to use it:
It has the potential to help people with osteoarthritis, autoimmune diseases and viral infections.
It can be used to treat inflammation and swelling.
You can also use it to remove your fingerprints temporarily
You can also use it in cooking as a meat tenderizer but do not let it marinate for more than 12 hours.
Bromelain is an anti-cancer agent with the potential to target cancerous cells.
It’s also useful for burn wounds because it helps doctors remove damaged and infected tissues.
Most importantly, bromelain treatment significantly diminished the SARS-CoV-2 infection in VeroE6 cells (animal cells). Bromelain or bromelain rich pineapple stem has the potential to be used as an antiviral against COVID-19.