Benefits of Pineapple Peel Tea and Juice

The pineapple peel is usually discarded after the pulp is extracted. This part of the fruit has numerous benefits for being rich in substances and nutrients essential for the maintenance of the body.

Bromelain, for example, is a potent digestive agent . In addition, the bark has a large amount of dietary fiber , which helps to increase the feeling of satiety and to lose weight in a healthy way.

This part of the pineapple is quite versatile, ranging from juices to teas. The latter is even a potent ally against colds and flu.

Benefits of consuming pineapple peel

Do you think only the pineapple pulp that is rich in nutrients? No, the fruit peel is also full of essential components for the maintenance of the body, such as vitamin C , protein and carbohydrates.

Each 100 gram serving contains an average of 18 grams of dietary fiber, which represents more than half of what is recommended for daily consumption of this nutrient.

It is also a great source of minerals such as calcium, zinc , manganese and iron. ( 1 )

Increases the feeling of satiety and loses weight

The dietary fiber found in each portion of the pineapple peel increases the feeling of satiety, which reduces hunger throughout the day and also favors weight loss.

Fiber is a part of food that the body cannot digest and therefore has no calories, yet it is edible.

It is precisely this fact that makes them an excellent weight loss agent, as these compounds occupy a lot of place in the stomach, making you feel full faster and ingest fewer calories.

Thus, starting to consume pineapple peel juice or tea is a simple, easy and tasty way to lose those extra pounds and still control your weight. ( 2 )

Stimulates digestion

Pineapple peel juice and tea can stimulate the production of digestive acids. ( 3 )

This property is derived from an enzyme found in large quantities in the bark, bromelain.

It not only stimulates the production of stomach acids, but also the production of bile, a type of natural “detergent” that metabolizes fat and even improves the functioning of the pancreas.

The result is rapid relief from indigestion and a detox effect on the body. Bromelain also protects against the appearance of stomach ulcers. ( 4 )

Prevents the action of free radicals

One more reason to start drinking pineapple husk tea or juice is that these drinks protect the body against the action of free radicals.

These are volatile compounds that are produced when the body’s cells break down. The problem is that they “stick” to other cells, which are healthy and cause them to start to oxidize (degrade) in a chain reaction, making the body more fragile and prone to disease .

The main compounds of this type found in the fruit peel are phenolics and organic acids, such as ascorbic acid, which is another name for vitamin C. ( 5 )

This antioxidant effect is able to prevent brain cells from entering this oxidation process, preventing the appearance and advancement of neurodegenerative diseases. ( 6 )

Strengthens immunity

Are you the type who gets sick often? If so, be aware that pineapple husk juice or tea can help you with this. The drink helps boost your immune system, the body’s defense against disease.

Bromelain is able to stimulate the production of several of the cells that make up the immune system. ( 7 )

This increase in production especially affects T cells, better known as white blood cells . ( 4 )

Thus, the consumption of these drinks increases the amount of them circulating in the bloodstream, which improves the body’s response to any attack by microorganisms. ( 7 )

Improves blood circulation and reduces swelling

Want another reason to start using pineapple peel in recipes? Both the juice and the tea prepared with them stimulate blood circulation, thus preventing problems such as swelling, especially in the legs, and even thrombosis .

This mechanism is also derived from bromelain and happens because this enzyme is able to prevent the formation of clots , clumps of a type of protein called fibrin that serve to stop bleeding.

However, when they appear out of time or in large quantities, they impede normal circulation and can lead to death in some cases.

To top it off, the bromelain from the pineapple bark also protects the veins from various types of damage. With this, the blood is able to circulate better and eliminates the negative impacts of circulatory problems. ( 7 )

Regulates the bowel

Anyone who suffers from intestinal problems, whether constipation or diarrhea , can benefit a lot from the juice of the pineapple peel, because the fibers from this part of the fruit act directly on the intestinal tract and improve a series of conditions.

The insoluble fibers in the bark improve the texture of the stool, leaving the poop in the correct consistency, reduce the time it takes to travel through the entire intestine until they are eliminated and even stimulate the proliferation of bacteria that are good for the body.

These, which are part of the so-called intestinal flora, are essential in preventing intestinal infections and preventing various types of diseases, from diarrhea to colon cancer . ( 8 )

Fights the symptoms of respiratory infections

Tea made with the rind of the fruit is excellent for relieving cough and helping to expel phlegm from the body.

This benefit is also derived from the action of bromelain, which is a powerful mucolytic agent. That is, it has the ability to dilute the phlegm that accumulates in the airways.

The substance is a great complement to treatments for bronchitis , pneumonia, bronchiectasis, asthma and even common colds and flu. ( 4 )

And not only that, a cup of pineapple peel tea also increases the production of defense cells, a process that makes the body recover faster from illnesses. ( 7 )

How to prepare?

Pineapple Peel Juice

Ingredients

  • 1 pineapple peel
  • 1 liter of water
  • mint leaves
  • Ice to taste.

Preparation mode

Wash the pineapple well and remove all the skin. Then, bring the peel, mint and ice to a blender and blend well, until everything is well ground. Once that’s done, just strain and serve.

Pineapple skins are already sweet, but if you want to sweeten it, opt for honey or brown sugar.

Pineapple Peel Tea

Ingredients

  • 1 medium pineapple peel
  • 1 liter of water.

Preparation mode

Remove the skin and place in boiling water for about 10 minutes. Blend everything in a blender and drink it still hot or chill.

To maximize the effects of this infusion, you can add herbs such as ginger , cinnamon, mint and sweeten everything with honey.

Contraindication

No contraindications were found for pineapple juice or tea, indicating that these are safe drinks that can be consumed by anyone.

But it is still necessary to avoid excesses because, being rich in carbohydrates, with almost 55 grams per serving, they can raise blood sugar levels, especially for those suffering from diabetes. So don’t take more than three servings a day. ( 1 )

Ellie Lauderdale

My name is Ellie Lauderdale, MD and I am USA based professional Nutritionist .

I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and board certified specialist in sports dietetics who is trained in integrative medicine. I have worked with hundreds of clients, from those suffering with chronic disease to professional and olympian athletes. My goal is to help optimize you from the inside so that you can feel, perform, and look your best on the outside.

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