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Apart from consumable purposes, pineapples are also used as medicinal plants.
The raw material is the pericarp and stems, which produce a mixture of five enzymes called bromelain by extraction.
Bromelain shows many positive effects.
It acts as an anti-inflammatory, anti-edema, improves digestion, and has an anti-aggregative effect on platelets.
Bromelain can potentiate the effects of antibiotics.
It is crucial to use caution while taking the drugs.
Unripe pineapples can irritate the throat and cause diarrhea.
Bromelain is an allergen.
Pineapple juice contains many valuable substances.
It is a source of vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, K, folic acid, and many minerals: calcium, magnesium, potassium, zinc, and iron.
Pineapples contain a lot of fiber.
Pectin swelling in the stomach gives a prolonged feeling of satiety, and therefore pineapples are recommended for people losing weight.
Pineapples are also used in cosmetics.
They are great in enzymatic peelings, creams for discoloration, and anti-cellulite lotions.
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