Pineapple contains bromelain, which has anti-inflammatory properties. Interestingly, the bromelain is most concentrated in the core of the pineapple. A pineapple core contains 50mg of bromelain! Go figure, the part that we throw away!
So, I have been saving the cores of my pineapples in the freezer and using in smoothies and in my latest creation: Pineapple Core Ice Cubes.
- 1 pineapple
- 1 sharp knife
1. Slice the pineapple as you normally would. Save the core.
2. Slice the core into cubes and freeze.
3. Add to water or your favorite beverages for an anti-inflammatory boost.
4. Alternately, you can add the frozen pineapple core pieces to your favorite smoothies.
Bromelain also aids in egg implantation for those who are looking to get pregnant, it helps create a good uterine lining for better implantation! Just another fun pineapple fact for you!