View Full Version : Do you eat the pineapple core?
02-22-2006, 04:09 PM
I have been wondering what other raw foodies do with the core of a pineapple as I am not very fond of the texture or toughness of it. Is there anything super special in the core that should make me want to eat it? :confused:
02-22-2006, 04:10 PM
Yes I eat it and that's my favortie part! the outter part has great enzymes for pancreas. the core itself---hmmmmm i'd image more roughage. :)
02-22-2006, 04:15 PM
if u dont like the texture, put it in a smoothie or run it through the juicer
02-22-2006, 04:25 PM
I like it because it's harder, you can cut it up. and chew on it for awhile. or stick it into the juice extrator - it's full of juice. Then take the pulp and put it into a smoothie :)
02-22-2006, 04:40 PM
I tend to suck on it untill I think that all the flavour is gone and then I spit it out. Yuck but I guess it is my version of gum,
02-22-2006, 04:48 PM
Oh, that's my favorite part! I tend to like crunchy things, so I cut it up and toss it in with a spinach salad or if I'm having a sweet tooth that's my candy substitute.
02-22-2006, 04:52 PM
Nope, I never get a chance, my beloved Doggin LOVES these tidbits, he also loves, blackberries, and grapes and baby tomatoes off the vine, he thinks he's a vegan doggin.
It is ONE of his many many treaters that he loves beyond belief.
he's such a cute little baby dog.(this last part must be said with lots of oohs, and aahs, and baby talk. )
Oh, yes, he also loves unsalted peanuts in the shell, he takes them in his little doggy paws, peels off the shell, leaves it for me conveniently on my Persian carpets, and eats the peanut inside. we found out that he loved them just this last few months, we were feedings our parrots and a peanut fell on the floor, he grabbed it up, and we thought he'd hate it, or just play with it, he proceeded to sit and peel it like a pro, and then he begged for more, now every time we feed the birds, he MUST have his peanut tood
02-22-2006, 05:45 PM
Yup! I eat the core as well. My mom would always cut up the pineapple when we were young, and me and my brother would sit close by for the "core" treat =)
02-22-2006, 10:24 PM
I DO NOT eat the core. Everytime I eat the core, it itches my mouth. I bought a pineapple slicer to eliminate this every problem.
02-23-2006, 02:24 AM
-sigh- we actually had pineapple this morning, but I threw out the core because I thought it was not eatable.. -stares at garbage tin- At least theres a half still! :p
02-23-2006, 06:23 AM
hmm...i'll have to try putting it in a smoothie or juicing it
i don't eat the core ever
but that's probably because i'm in college and cutting a pineapple up with plastic knives is hard enough, let alone tackling the super tough core :p
I do not eat the core and always struggled with how to cut it out neatly. I just took a trip to Kapalua Maui recently, Kapalua is a Pineapple plantation and got first hand pineapple cutting experience so we have been eating pineapple like crazy here at home and I enjoy it so much more without the core. But we do use it for smoothies as well.
mbf-share youR pineapple secrets PLEASE! :p
ETA: this is kinda funny that this should come up. Last week I cut up a pinapple for the dc and was *just* about to put the core in the compost bucket and my mom ran to grab it to chew on the core! LOL! I'd never heard of eating it before!
02-23-2006, 09:51 AM
hmm, interesting. I wouldn't characterize the core as "chewy" at all. It's just kinda hard and gives my tongue a weird texture if I eat it. I don't cut the core out, I just eat around it and then throw it out. I might try using it in smoothies though.
02-23-2006, 02:58 PM
Speaking of pineapple -- for those of you who eat and regret cause it burns your mouth -- it is not ripe! If it burns your mouth, it is also burning your tummy. Not good!
Take your freshly bought pineapple, wash with hot water, cut moldy part off core bottom (if necessary), poke core with fork, find bowl or saucer it will sit in nicely, place in bowl, fill with water and a little dulse, sit in sunny window until fully ripe (no green!). Then enjoy! So good! So sweet! And so wonderfully smelly.
The first time I did this, as it was reaching ripening stage, I had forgotten about it and was excercising in that room, I kept smelling this wonderful smell that I thought was strawberries. It was a great treat after excercise!
I usually juice mine first thing in the morning 20-25 minutes before eating anything. It is suppose to be the best for cleaning out your liver. And yes, I juice the core too.
02-24-2006, 03:02 PM
thanks for sharing about the pineapples. it was like a eureka moment reading about everyone who eats/juices the cores as well! I'm going to try that tomorrow. Also, the advice on ripening them was very helpful. Thanks!
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