Pineapples, The Hidden Truth Behind That Scratchy Feeling In The Mouth!

We all love pineapples because it is perfect for any occasion. We can use it in salads, desserts and even in our savoury dishes. This yellow fruit is ideal for a healthy snack. As soon as this tropical fruit hits the market, everyone is in a hurry to grab it.

Pineapple has many benefits which include the wonders it does to the immune system.

The weird scratchy feeling in your mouth after eating a pineapple has quite an amusing reason.

Well, that scratchy feeling is because while you were busy devouring the deliciousness of the pineapple, it ate a bit of you!

Yes, you read right, the pineapple tasted a bit of you. Let’s explore the scientific reasons; the pineapple contains a mixture of enzymes called bromelain which digest proteins. When the bromelain comes in contact with the delicate parts of your skin like the areas in and around the mouth, it breaks the proteins down.

Bromelain is so powerful that it is used commercially to tenderise meat. However, bromelain isn’t harmful to humans, because the tongue rebuilds the proteins that are broken down.

This is why that sore feeling in the tongue doesn’t last a long time. Bromelain is present all over the pineapple plant, but the stem has the most concentration of bromelain. The middle of the fruit which is chewy and fibrous contains a lot of bromelain.

Eating a pineapple isn’t as harmful to your body as you think but eating a lot of pineapples can harm your body.

Other effects

#Pineapples are quite acidic and can initiate a chemical reaction which will soften your enamel. This can lead to tooth decay.

#Bromelain increases the number of certain antibiotics absorbed by the body. When people who consume blood-thinner take pineapple, it can increase the risk of bleeding.

You’ve eaten pineapples for quite a long time, and you’ve lived to tell the tale. So, hope this doesn’t put you off pineapples.