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Are You Aware of the Health Benefits of Pineapple Juice?
Pineapple juice is one of the most nutrient-dense juice among all fruit juices as it gives many health benefits because of its high concentration of fiber, minerals, enzymes, vitamin C, and energy. The method used in the below-mentioned recipe will help to retain all the nutritional fibers and nutrients which are usually lost in the canned juice. 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 Cut a Pineapple
It is easy to prepare pineapple juice, but we all know how tedious peeling and chopping it can be. It is suggested to use fresh pineapple for making this juice as the frozen and tinned ones cannot have the same appeal. So, what is 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
How to Make a Pineapple Juice
- 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
Step 1-Wash the pineapple and use a large knife to remove the outer peel. Using a knife, cut it in half.
Step 2-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.
Step 3-Fill a blender or mixer grinder jar halfway with water. Mix in the pineapple chunks.
Step 4-Blend until the purée is silky and there are no bits of fruit.
Step 5-Place a fine-mesh sieve over a large bowl and pour in the prepared purée.
Step 6-To get the most juice from the pulp, gently press it with a spatula. Remove any leftover pulp.
Step 7-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.
Health Benefits of Pineapple Juice
Mango and Apple juices are part of every morning, why not try pineapple juice this morning as it comes with a lot of health benefits. You can buy a ripe pineapple or put one on your counter table to ripen.
Helps to Boost the Immune System
Pineapple helps to boost the immune system according to research. If you consume only a cup of canned pineapple juice, you will get a 30% supply of your daily allowance of vitamin C. As we probably all know, Vitamin C is a natural antioxidant that boosts our immune systems.
Helps to Reduce Risk of Cancer
We all know how pineapple makes our tongue tingle but how many of us know the reason behind it? Well, it is because of bromelain present in pineapples that fights free radicals and cancerous cells. The same enzyme has also the potential to slow down or stop the growth of cancer cells in your body.
Helps against Anti-Inflammatory
Next time if you decide to throw away that pineapple core then do think again. Surprisingly as it may seem, to some of us (including me), the core itself contains high amounts of the enzyme bromelain. This enzyme, aside from those mentioned above, is also said to relieve joint pain and aids treatment of injuries
Eating pineapple in all forms regularly can also protect you from digestive-related problems like constipation, diarrhea, and irritable bowel syndrome.
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
Fresh pineapple juice stays good in the refrigerator for almost 3 to 5 days when stored in an airtight container, but it would lose its freshness and flavor a bit. That’s why I recommend you to make it fresh. And if you have leftovers, consume them within 24 hours.
It can be frozen in any freezer-safe container for up to 4-5 months. Just thaw it in the refrigerator and use it. You can also freeze it in popsicle molds for a fun treat for the kids
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Can we drink Pineapple juice every day?
Ans: Indeed pineapple juice has a lot of benefits for the human body but it is still advisable to drink it in a moderation. Drinking pineapple juice daily could lead you to overload on calories and sugar as pineapples are high in sugar
Q2:How long does Fresh pineapple juice last?
Please do remember that freshly squeezed pineapple juice is a perishable juice. And by that, it means that you have to consume it in 24 hours.
Q3: Is the pineapple core edible?
Ans: Many of us think it is not and as a result, we end up discarding it. But in fact, the core is definitely edible and is filled with fiber, manganese, bromelain, and vitamin c. As it is hard, it is not perfect for juice, but you can cut it into small pieces and consume it. Just make sure to have it in smaller quantities, as consuming too much of it might numb your tongue and cause irritation.
To Wrap it Up
Pineapple juice gives you many health benefits that one cannot ignore. You can drink it if you are having any digestion issues. Also, it is beneficial against cancer as it has enzymes that help to slow down cancer cells. However, it is also recommended to make juice at home rather then buying a bottled one from a store.