Can Eating Pineapple Make Your Tongue Sore?

Pineapple is one of the most pungent fruits you would like to snack on. However they may cause your tongue sore and sores on your lips too. Some people might even be allergic to Pineapple.

Now, why is it that eating pineapple makes your tongue sore? Well! It is because of an enzyme that digests protein. This enzyme if called as Bromelain. Bromelain is the most important enzyme found in pineapple that gives its anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. It also is known to be a pain relief. Bromelain is also sold in the market as supplements that can fight against cancer, digestive disorders, allergies, injuries, asthmajoint pain and sinus infection. Thus Bromelain enzyme found in pineapple is of a great use.

However, as rose consists of thorn too, bromelain enzyme, despite its many benefits, can cause soreness to your tongue and mouth. When Bromelain comes in contact with the sensitive skin like the tongue, or the skin of the mouth, it causes the protein to breakdown and this makes your tongue sore.

Can Eating Pineapple Make Your Tongue Sore?

How To Eat Pineapple Without Making Your Tongue Sore?

If pineapple is what you love to eat and want to avoid the soreness in your tongue or mouth then there is a simple method you can follow. Just grill the pineapple lightly which kills the bromelain and you can prevent the enzyme from making your tongue sore. Apart from this, you can also attack the bromelain enzyme in pineapple by adding some salt to the pieces of pineapple.

Apart from this, you can also remove the core of the fruit entirely and keep safe from the soreness. It is because pineapple contains most of the bromelain in its skin and the core.

So, now if you love pineapple and are worried about eating it because it may make your tongue sore, then stop worrying and try out the above mentioned tricks and keep your love for the fruit alive.

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Last Modified On: July 7, 2017

Pain Assist Inc.

Pramod Kerkar
  Note: Information provided is not a substitute for physician, hospital or any form of medical care. Examination and Investigation is necessary for correct diagnosis.

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