The beauty of pineapples and how to get them ready to eat!
I love pineapples and yet I don’t purchase them very often because I always thought they took so much time to prepare. Guess what! This c is preparing an entire pineapple for eating in around three minutes. Not too bad right! Just make sure your knife is really sharp or it won’t work quite as fast.
Besides the wonderful taste, pineapples look great as a decoration, just sit them in the middle of your table for a few days before eating or grab a few to create decorations for a get together. And did you know that pineapples were used as a welcome gift and still are in some places. When we moved to Virginia my first visitors to the house presented me with a pineapple as a welcome into the neighborhood. How Sweet in more ways than one.
Did you know pineapples contain nutrition that can help with pain? The following is an excerpt from this link:
This unique quality of pineapple was known to ancient South and Central American people, who traditionally used these fruits not only as a food source, but also to reduce swelling throughout the body, as well as the pain of indigestion. The pain-relieving properties of pineapple are centered around an enzyme called bromelain, which has been found to be a potent anti-inflammatory compound.
This compound also helps the body to digest proteins, aids in overall digestive function, and may soothe the discomfort associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and stomach ulcers.
Additionally, bromelain can help to ease joint and muscle soreness after a workout or a long day, and is the ideal fruit to consume if you have a cold or sinus infection. Bromelain’s anti-inflammatory qualities, plus pineapple’s high vitamin C content, work together to thin mucus, relieve sinus pain, reduce swelling in the upper respiratory tract and boost the immune system to fight infection.