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Posted by: TypeOSecretor, Tuesday, November 7, 2006, 10:41pm
I was making myself a "health" smoothie with my hand blender (bananas, fresh pineapple, fresh kale, fresh spinach, fresh parsley, pure soy or rice protein, a snip of seaweed, and sometimes other fruits or juices).  I got tired of the time it took to make it, so I investigated buying a stronger blender.  

I ended up buying a VitaMix.  The day I watched the demo, they said when using fresh pineapple, not to throw away the center core because this part contained the bromelain.  I am not certain whether this is true or not, but I am now including the center core of the pineapple in my smoothies.  I make enough to last for 3 days and store it covered in a wide-mouth Mason jar.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, November 7, 2006, 11:01pm; Reply: 1
I usually eat the center core!
no pain!  lol
has a lot of fiber, too!
Posted by: Debra+, Wednesday, November 8, 2006, 12:03am; Reply: 2
Aha...and do you know how many of those probably get thrown away with the ones that are already cored and peeled.  What a shame.

Debra :)
Posted by: Drea, Wednesday, November 8, 2006, 12:21am; Reply: 3
My favorite part of the pineapple is the core!
Posted by: Alia Vo, Wednesday, November 8, 2006, 3:02am; Reply: 4
When I buy a small organic pineapple, it usually lasts me one week or more.  I eat the whole inside of a pineapple once it is skinned.  The core contains more of the body or 'meat' of the fruit; some parts of the core can often be tough or fibrous.

Posted by: ABJoe, Wednesday, November 8, 2006, 3:36am; Reply: 5
When I buy a pineapple, I usually cut the top off then start cutting off about 1/2 inch slices when I want to eat some.  I peel each slice just before eating and eat all of the pineapple off of the skin as well.  I eat the whole slice including the core, unless it is just too fibrous...  I chew it and suck all of the flavor out.
Posted by: Schluggell, Wednesday, November 8, 2006, 8:45am; Reply: 6
In the life cycle of the pineapple commercially there is three successive crops.
The first fruit is the largest, but least desirable - this is what is sold in stores.

The third fruit is the smallest, and sweetest, and does not ship well - from this one its the core that is the best is called the "Sugarloaf Pineapple".
Posted by: jsgrierson (Guest), Sunday, November 19, 2006, 8:21pm; Reply: 7
Talking about pineapples, I've been having big mouth and tongue reactions  lately , the sandpaper effect along with a sensation of swelling, and have wondered if pineapple is the culprit as I had used a particularly sour one. It is one of my favourite foods, and I like to use it several times a week, but at the moment it is not apparently working for me. I tried a dental mouthwash a couple of times to see if I had a mouth infection, and that certainly eased the problem, but maybe it was just because I had eliminated the pineapple. Any ideas please?
Posted by: Schluggell, Monday, November 20, 2006, 8:46am; Reply: 8
Sounds like 'Pineapple Overdose' to me - I've known several people, including myself, that when we've gone to Hawai'i and maxed on Ananas you get this effect. Its months before I can eat it again. Whether or not people have an actual allergy?
Posted by: italybound, Monday, November 20, 2006, 1:21pm; Reply: 9
I too get mouth sores if I eat too much pineapple.
Have a question about making up veggie/fruit drinks days in advance. If you 'juice' for 3 or 4 days, don't you lose some of the nutrition that way?  8)(sunny)
Posted by: Schluggell, Monday, November 20, 2006, 1:23pm; Reply: 10
You do lose some - Nothing is perfect, buts its still better than no juice or from concentratre/pasteurized with stuff in it.
Posted by: 707 (Guest), Sunday, January 7, 2007, 2:46pm; Reply: 11
I get sore too, when I mix it in the juicer with something else, there`s no problem though.
Posted by: 1058 (Guest), Sunday, January 7, 2007, 4:07pm; Reply: 12
I make pineapple smoothies in my Vita-Mix (mixed only with ice & a little water), and I notice that if I drink a tall glass of it, my throat & mouth get sore.  As long as I only drink a smaller amount (8-10oz), I have no problem.

Posted by: Laura P, Sunday, January 7, 2007, 5:26pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from outdoordrea
My favorite part of the pineapple is the core!

mine too!

Posted by: OSuzanna, Sunday, January 7, 2007, 7:04pm; Reply: 14
oddos, Thanks for the belly laugh re: your signature line. oh, ah, still laughing.. ;D
Hey guys, thanks for all the pineapple talk. Growing up I always hated pineapple, til I tried it fresh -wow. Then ate a whole one and had bright red lips for several days!!! :o :X
Ah, moderation, that's the rub. I wonder if moderation is harder for us Cave-O's.... ::)
Posted by: jsgrierson (Guest), Sunday, January 7, 2007, 7:23pm; Reply: 15
Thanks for the pineapple re-assurance everyone. It helps to know others have had the same experience.
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