1) Everything you need to know about pineapple skin infusion, its virtues, benefits and how to prepare it.
In this new episode of the OkO-OkO Gazette, we will focus today on the benefits of pineapple rind infusion. As a bonus, to take care of yourself in depth, we will give you the recipe for pineapple tea at the end of this article.
Caution: It is important to note that pineapple and its active molecule, bromelain, can interact with several medications. If you are unsure, it is always best to consult a doctor before trying this pineapple tea.
2) Boiled pineapple skin to lose weight or how pineapple acts on our body?
Pineapple is well known for its properties as a fat burner. In general we see many pineapple diets bloom just before the summer. But is it all just a legend or does it work?
Well, that’s not wrong… Pineapple contains a powerful enzyme called bromelain. This enzyme, which digests proteins, also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Similarly, pineapple is a powerful detoxifier, depurative and helps fight against bloating and heartburn. It has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries.
3) What part of the pineapple should you use for your infusion?
Bromelain is found in all parts of the pineapple plant including the plant, stem and leaves. Nevertheless, its active ingredient is found in high concentration in the skin and the heart of the fruit (central part).
This is precisely what we are interested in. We want to enjoy eating a great pineapple while healing ourselves from the inside out.
So don’t hesitate to combine business with pleasure. Consume only the best of your fruit and take advantage to make an infusion with the heart and the peels of your pineapple.
4) Properties of pineapple bromelain.
Currently, bromelain in medicinal form is used for various purposes. When ingested, it can reduce inflammation and swelling of the upper (nasal) and lower (throat) respiratory tracts.
However, it also helps prevent blood clotting and encourages the formation of new red blood cells.
Red blood cells circulate oxygen in our body. All these properties make pineapple infusion a precious beauty ally and help in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
5) The pineapple skin in the infusion to lose weight and have a better digestion.
Let’s start with a misconception. Contrary to the stringy appearance of its flesh, pineapple contains only 1.20 g of fiber per 100 g of pulp. This ranks it rather moderately compared to other fruits. But on the other hand, it contains cellulose which greatly facilitates the transit.
Another quality of bromelain is that it is rich in vitamin C. It strengthens the immune system and can also help solve digestion problems. It is also an active ingredient that fights intestinal parasites.
Pineapple tea is a good way to get rid of bloating and ensure a good intestinal transit. Eliminating what clogs our intestines by promoting expulsion, leads to weight loss in the medium and long term.
Several studies have also shown that the active molecule could help fight against certain diseases related to inflammation such as osteoarthritis, asthma, chronic sinusitis, colitis and many others.
6) A Jamaican iced pineapple tea, the drink of the summer.
Pineapple skin tea, combines the power of pineapple peel, ginger and honey. It is the pleasure of taste associated with a sweet and tasty anti-inflammatory.
This pineapple skin tea is inspired by a popular traditional Jamaican drink. This decoction combines pineapple skin with ginger, orange juice and/or lemon. I made some additions to it to adapt it to my personal use.
Depending on your taste, you can add: some green tea leaves, some coconut shavings, kiwi, passion fruit, apples and anything else you can think of.
Note that green tea leaves will provide catechin naturally present in tea. This addition will reinforce the fat burning effect of your pineapple infusion.
7) A recipe to learn how to prepare your pineapple infusion at home?
Be sure to wash the pineapple well before using its skin. You can do this by carefully scrubbing the pineapple with a vegetable brush.
It is customary to soak in water with vinegar to help remove bacteria and pesticides from the skin.
Fill a container with enough water to submerge the body of the pineapple. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Let it soak for 20 to 30 minutes, then rinse it well with clean water. Don’t worry, this shouldn’t affect the flavor of the pineapple. The flesh of the pineapple can be eaten or kept in the freezer to make cakes or smoothies.
Rinse and pat dry the pineapple, then remove the skin with a knife. You can and I recommend using the pineapple core. By the way, I found a store on pineapple, they sell decoration and many utensils to peel and cut pineapples. I recommend this online store specialized on pineapples and if you have the time, don’t hesitate to have a look at it.
8) Pineapple infusion ingredients.
- 2 squeezed oranges.
- 1 lemon juice.
- The peel of a pineapple with its heart.
- Fresh ginger.
- Turmeric powder or fresh.
- Fresh mint leaves. (5 to 10 leaves)
- Some loose green tea. (2 or 3 leaves)
- A small sprig of rosemary.
- 2 cinnamon sticks.
- One fifth of a teaspoon of Cayenne or Espelette pepper (optional).
- Honey (to sweeten).
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9) Preparation of your tea or pineapple infusion.
Prepare the ginger and turmeric roots by washing and peeling them. You can grate them or crush them quickly with a pestle or a rolling pin on a cutting board. Be careful with turmeric, as it can stain your skin or clothes. Do not hesitate to use gloves and an apron.
Depending on your taste, make a selection of herbs and spices. I recommend some green tea, cinnamon, a few mint leaves and rosemary.
For the more daring, why not add a little cayenne pepper. It stimulates the metabolism, reduces blood pressure and can even relieve some pain.
10) Recipe for pineapple infusion.
Prepare the juice of two oranges and one lemon juice, then add all ingredients to a large saucepan with water. Heat over medium heat. When your pineapple infusion comes to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for an hour. The duration will make your infusion more tasty.
If your infusion is not concentrated enough, you can let it sit in the fridge overnight before straining it the next day. I recommend that you taste the decoction before considering this solution. In many cases, you can move on to the next step without delay.
Let cool and sift. Afterwards, you can add honey to sweeten. If you wish, you can include a little pineapple flesh in the strained infusion. To do this, to recover a little flesh on the skin and heart by scraping with a spoon or fork.
11) How to serve your pineapple infusion?
It is an infusion that can be consumed cold or hot. It can be consumed throughout the day as a refreshing drink or with a snack. It takes its place as an aperitif or cocktail.
After your meal, tea or pineapple infusion will be an excellent fat burner that will facilitate digestion. In the morning, you will feel the anti-inflammatory effects on your body throughout the day.
It’s always a good time to do something good with a pineapple infusion. It’s up to you to find the time that suits you best, but in any case you can’t go wrong.
You can store your pineapple tea for up to 10 days in the refrigerator. You can also use your ice cube tray to freeze your tea. This will allow you to take it out of the freezer whenever you want to use it. This is an easy and effective way to keep your pineapple tea always ready to use.
This brings us to the conclusion of this article. The next time you peel a pineapple, think of our article! Keep the skin and core of your pineapple and try our recipe.
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