Pineapples, a popular tropical fruit, are exceptionally juicy and delicious. Some have even compared their sweetness to that of candy.
However, many pineapple-cutting methods involve removing the core. Pineapple cores are typically fibrous, somewhat bitter, and devoid of moisture.
Is the core just as delicious as the fruit itself, or does it fall short? What about the food's safety? Also, do any positive effects on health appear to be possible?
Don't be intimidated by a hard pineapple core. Eating Well says it's safe. Like the rest of a pineapple, this center is full of health advantages and nutrients.
A 5-ounce (140-gram) portion of pineapple cores has 44.8 calories, according to the USDA. It has 13g sugar, 18g carbohydrates, and 1.96g fiber.
What actually distinguishes the core is its high vitamin C content. 90% of the daily required amount is found in pineapple cores.
According to Eating Well, this part also have significant quantities of an enzyme called bromelain. It could possibly have more than the fruit pulp.
According to some study, this enzyme can reduce swelling, discomfort, digestive difficulties, and sinusitis, as well as treat burn-damaged skin.
So, the next time you're debating whether to throw or save the core, remember that it's a nutritional powerhouse.