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Do You Know The Health Benefits of Pineapple Juice?
Pineapple juice, the most nutrient-dense juice of all fruit juices, offers several health advantages due to its high concentration of minerals, fiber, enzymes, vitamin C, and energy. The method utilized in this juicing recipe helps to keep all of the nutritional fibers and nutrients that would otherwise be lost in its canned equivalent. Aside from the health advantages, this dish contains black pepper and salt, which lend a delightful salty-spicy zing to the sweet taste.
How To Juice Pineapple
- 1 ripe pineapple (normal size) (or 112 cups diced fresh pineapple)
- a sprinkle of black pepper, ground (optional)
- 1 to 2 teaspoons sugar, or to taste (optional)
- One pinch of salt (optional)
- 1 cup of water
- 5-6 cubes of ice
Directions to Follow
- Wash the pineapple and use a large knife to remove the outer peel. Using a knife, cut it in half. Take one half and cut it into little pieces. Keep the other half for another use. If you find peeling pineapple to be time-consuming and inconvenient, you may use store-bought pineapple (we recommend sliced fresh pineapple). If you’re using pineapple slices, cut them up and measure out 112 cups of chopped bits.
- Fill a blender or mixer grinder jar halfway with water. Mix in the pineapple chunks.
- Blend until the purée is silky and there are no bits of fruit.
- Place a fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl and pour in the prepared purée.
- To get the most juice from the pulp, gently press it with a spatula. Remove any leftover pulp.
- Stir in the ice cubes for a minute. Taste the juice and season with sugar, salt, and black pepper powder to taste. After a minute of stirring, pour it into two serving glasses and serve.
Combination Of Pineapple Drinks
Pineapple juice may be used to make a variety of interesting drink combinations. Here are a few of my personal favorites that I’m sure you’ll enjoy whether on a regular basis or while entertaining.
- The Pina Colada
- Pineapple Ginger Drink
- Lemonade with Pineapple
- Punch with Rum
- Sangria Tropical
- Mimosa Cocktail
Pineapple Juice Health Benefits
While I like my daily mango juice dose, pineapple juice is arguably the most popular here at home. I always buy a ripe pineapple that is already sweet or leave a raw one on my counter to ripen. But in all the years I’ve lived in the United States, nothing compares to the delightfully sweet treats I grew up consuming in Cameroon. Nonetheless, whether the pineapple juice is sweet or not, it provides a plethora of health advantages. Who am I to bemoan?
- Booster of the Immune System. According to research, taking a cup of canned pineapple juice can provide you with 30% of your daily amount of vitamin C. Vitamin C, as we all know, is a natural anti-oxidant that strengthens our immune systems.
- Cancer risks are reduced. Do you know how pineapples make your tongue tingle? It’s because pineapples contain bromelain, which can combat free radicals and malignant cells. The same enzyme has the ability to delay or stop the development of cancer cells in your body.
- Anti-Inflammatory. Think again the next time you toss out a pineapple core. Surprisingly, to some of us (including myself), the core itself contains large levels of the enzyme bromelain. Aside from the benefits indicated above, this enzyme is supposed to alleviate joint discomfort and assist in the treatment of injuries.
- Helps with digestion. Eating pineapple in all forms on a daily basis can help protect you from digestive issues such as constipation, diarrhea, and irritable bowel syndrome.
Suggestions And Variations
- If you wish to produce cold pineapple juice, place the chopped pineapple in the refrigerator before using it.
- The correct pineapple is essential to the success of this dish. Select one with golden yellow to brown skin. Green or dark brown-skinned pineapple should be avoided. It will have a distinct sweet scent if it is ripe.
- Adjust the amount of sugar to your taste and the freshness of the pineapple. If you’re cooking it for children, you may leave out the sugar entirely.
- You may also use a juicer to create the juice.
Why Make This Recipe
It is really easy to make at home and uses ingredients easily available, other than Fresh Ripe Pineapples.
This Fresh Juice recipe is adaptable. So you can feel free to add more fruits if you like or include ginger or basil for a refreshing combination. Sometimes the Pineapple is extra sweet and because of that may not need a sweetener in your juice.
How to Cut a Pineapple
Preparing pineapple juice is easy, but peeling and chopping the pineapple can be tedious. I definitely suggest that you use fresh pineapple for making this juice, as the frozen and tinned versions just don’t have the same appeal. So, what’s the best way to peel a pineapple?
Before, I used to slice the pineapple with the peels on and then remove the peels from each individual slice. While this method does get the job done, it was kind of a pain. I knew there had to be a better way
To Wrap it All Up
A fully matured pineapple has golden skin and is delicious to eat because of its super-sweet flesh. However, it is not suitable for juicing for two reasons. For starters, the softer skin is more prone to jams and blockages. Second, when juiced, the sweet flavor becomes more intense and might be overpowering. The best pineapple for juicing is firm but delicious. Green pineapples with a golden base are ideal. Smell the base; it should be pleasant.