Pineapple peel contains several of the same nutrients and health benefits as the flesh of the fruit.
- Pineapple peel is high in bromelain: bromelain is an enzyme that can helps break down proteins and aids in digestion.
- Pineapple peel is rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
- It contains anti-inflammatory properties and may help to reduce swelling and pain.
- Some research even suggests that pineapple peel may have anti-cancer properties.
- It can be used to make natural air fresheners. By boiling the pineapple peel in water and allow the mixture cool down Then, place the liquid in a spray bottle and spritz it around your home. The sweet, tropical scent will fill the air and neutralize bad odors. Isn’t that wonderful.
- Pineapple peel can be used as a natural cleaning agent. Its enzymes help to break down dirt and grime, making it an effective cleaning solution for countertops and other surfaces.
- It can be used as homemade pineapple vinegar. You can do that by peeling and slicing the pineapple, and then place the peel in a large jar with sugar and water. Cover the jar with a cloth or paper towel and place it in a warm, dark place for several weeks. The enzymes in the pineapple will cause the sugar to ferment, turning it into vinegar. Once the mixture has turned into vinegar, strain it and store it in a glass bottle. This homemade vinegar can be used in cooking, cleaning, or as a hair rinse.
You can add your pineapple peel to your smoothies, soups, salad instead of throwing them out. Do so next time you’re enjoying a fresh pineapple.