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Posted by: Adopted4, Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 10:46pm
I have 2 kids that seem to have a slight kind of reaction to fresh pineapple immediately after eating it. My type B Explorer son and my 9 year old O daughter are the ones that seem to notice this, though not every time. I have also a couple times noticed a slightly itchy and tingly tongue. It's neutral for my O daughter on the blood type diet and a superfood for my son from the Explorer diet suggested in the book. They have no problem drinking pineapple juice.

I must say they both have very reactive worldviews. I know my mom believes she's allergic to fresh pineapple, but not canned or juice.

Are a lot of reactive people allergic to pineapple because I would think if that was common it would be listed as a black dot or avoid food in the Genotype diet book?
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 11:04pm; Reply: 1
Quoted from Adopted4

I must say they both have very reactive worldviews. I know my mom believes she's allergic to fresh pineapple, but not canned or juice.

Are a lot of reactive people allergic to pineapple because I would think if that was common it would be listed as a black dot or avoid food in the Genotype diet book?


Fresh pineapple makes my mouth burn and itch also, if I eat more than one piece.  I wouldn't necessarily call that an allergy to pineapple,  I think it just irritates my mouth.  Pineapple juice is something I enjoy daily, with no problem.  
Posted by: Chloe, Thursday, August 2, 2012, 12:02am; Reply: 2
I have the same problem but only from under ripe pineapple....I always make sure not to cut open
a slightly green pineapple....my lips will itch like crazy.  It might be that under ripe pineapples are
acidic.
Posted by: PCUK-Positive, Thursday, August 2, 2012, 12:14am; Reply: 3
A lot of people react that way usually only to the fresh stuff, try under rip and over ripe and see which affects you the most. also be sure to skin correctly and not leave any bits or sharps pieces of skin on them.

I am going to try home dehydrated pineapple as my daughter react just he same way as your children.

better than having to put up with tinned stuff I feel. citric acids, pba's and b and whatever yuk.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Thursday, August 2, 2012, 1:36am; Reply: 4
I don't think it's an allergy so much as the fact that fresh pineapple is irritating to the skin. When it's cooked it loses that tendency. I'm not sure about freshly juiced pineapples, as I use pineapple juice greatly diluted in green tea, not as something to drink by itself.
Posted by: wanthanee, Thursday, August 2, 2012, 7:13am; Reply: 5
:D Hello everyone, I would like to share my experience about pineapples.  About 15 years ago I used to love to eat fresh pineapple with my breakfast.  At that time I was practicing eating only 1 meal per day for 5 years (vegetarian, no egg, no dairy and no kinds of meat from animals).  After the one meal, I would have nothing else but water.

I knew the pineapple would help me to digest.  At that time I didn’t  have a computer but I knew by my neighbor used pineapple juice as a marinade and tenderizer for beef. She told me that if she put too much the beef would break down into the small pieces similar to if it were ground. I thought, wow that is amazing.   :o The pineapple juice makes the beef soft and tender naturally.  I knew that some restaurants used white powder to do this (I don’t know what it’s called in English).

Anyway, I thought it would help me to digest my food so I would eat pineapple after I finished my food right away.  I would eat just about half cup a day for 2 months.  It didn’t take long before I my stomach began to get very painful every time I ate this way. I think it’s because the pineapple has such high acidity.  Many believe that excessive pineapple consumption can lead to erosion of the stomach lining.

Now if I get an organic pineapple from whole foods I usually only buy a small one.  I will eat it slowly over the course of 1 week.  If I use it to make juice from, I add some water before drinking.

I copied the information below from Wikipedia:

“Mainly from its stem, pineapple contains a proteolytic enzyme, bromelain, which breaks down protein. If having sufficient bromelain content, raw pineapple juice may be used as a meat marinade and tenderizer. Pineapple enzymes can interfere with the preparation of some foods, such as jelly or other gelatin-based desserts, but would be destroyed during cooking and canning. The quantity of bromelain in the fruit is probably not significant, being mostly in the inedible stalk. Furthermore, an ingested enzyme like bromelain is unlikely to survive intact the proteolytic processes of digestion.”
Pineapple is a good source of manganese (91 percent DV in a one cup serving), as well as containing significant amounts of Vitamin C (94 percentDV in a one cup serving) and Vitamin B1 (8 percent DV in a one cup serving) (ND 2007). It is also a source of copper and dietary fiber (Bender and Bender 2005).

Pineapple contains a proteolytic enzyme bromelain, which digests food by breaking down protein (Bender and Bender 2005). Pineapple juice can thus be used as a marinade and tenderizer for meat. The enzymes in pineapples can interfere with the preparation of some foods, such as gelatin-based desserts. Fresh pineapple cannot be used to make jelly, as the bromelain in the fruit prevents gelatin from setting.

There is significant evidence pointing to the anti-inflammatory benefits of bromelain. The root and fruit are either eaten or applied topically as an anti-inflammatory and as a proteolytic agent.
Some have claimed that pineapple has benefits for some intestinal disorders, while others claim that it helps to induce childbirth when a baby is overdue (Adaikan and Adebiyi 2004). These enzymes can be hazardous to someone suffering from certain protein deficiencies or disorders, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.

Pineapple can also be used to enhance digestion. However, due to its high acidity, some people believe that excessive pineapple consumption can lead to erosion of the stomach lining.

Fresh pineapple may cause irritation of the tip of the tongue in some cases. Some may describe this sensation as a raw tingling. Some believe that dipping pineapple slices in a mild salt water solution will mitigate this effect and may also intensify the pineapple flavor.
Posted by: Goldie, Thursday, August 2, 2012, 7:30am; Reply: 6
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Pineapple is a good source of manganese (91 percent DV in a one cup serving), as well as containing significant amounts of Vitamin C (94 percentDV in a one cup serving) and Vitamin B1 (8 percent DV in a one cup serving) (ND 2007). It is also a source of copper and dietary fiber (Bender and Bender 2005).


wow I need that...  and it is on my list!  I slice it fresh and eat the core.. I freeze pieces and eat in place of icecream..

If it would bother me, I would eat it in the form that does not.

Lips, mouth, and chin reactions show sensitivity.. a little of each goes a long way..

I am  having issues lately with fresh grapefruit.. stomach  and mouth.. I wonder why? but no problem with juice..  
Posted by: weekender, Thursday, August 2, 2012, 11:47am; Reply: 7
I have a bad reaction to pineapples, and a few other fruits. It makes my mouth a bit tingly and sometimes my tongue gets a bit swollen. It makes my eyelids swell up. Which is a shame because SWAMI has it as a diamond for me.

Kiwi fruit and papaya do similar things, make my tongue itchy, and make the inside of my ears itchy. If I eat enough it makes my throat a bit "chokey". They are avoids for me though so I don't feel like I'm missing out.

What you're describing may or may not be an allergic reaction but worth keeping an eye on....
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Thursday, August 2, 2012, 7:54pm; Reply: 8
Getting a tingly mouth from eating fresh pineapple can be from the acidity and/or enzymes of the fruit irritating your skin as the  food comes in contact with it. However, if you're getting itchy skin elsewhere (inner ears, eyelids) that sounds like an allergic reaction. The "chokey" feeling sounds like the beginnings of an anaphylactic reaction, which can be life threatening (if your throat totally closes up, you won't be able to breathe and you can suffocate.)

SWAMI is not designed to calculate actual food allergies. When you have a known food allergy, that food becomes an "avoid" for you, even if SWAMI deems it a "diamond."
Posted by: AKArtlover, Thursday, August 2, 2012, 8:07pm; Reply: 9
I would think the proteolytic  reaction would irritate the lining of the stomach only if your mucus was thinned out. The stomach is a very acidic environment and in theory if you were breaking down that lining with those enzymes it would be your own stomach acid that would eat at it. My guess because this is how it was explained to me with taking protease on an empty stomach if you had thin mucosal lining.

Manganese is the stuff of life and fertility. Some of the chemicals they spray on agriculture interefere with manganese uptake to the the plant and subsequently a lot of Americans may be depleted.
Posted by: deblynn3, Thursday, August 2, 2012, 8:12pm; Reply: 10
I've sometime had a reaction usually from a greener pineapple.

PC dehydrated pineapple is great! BD does it all the time and no longer buys dried pineapple.
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