Fruit textures you can't eat?


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It is a Bromeliad so that would make sense.

They also dissolve industrial resin glues :eek: (and teeth :rolleyes::D)
I never realized until just now that bromelain is a substance extracted from bromeliads! How about that? I've taken it orally as part of a quercetin supplement and I've bought straight bromelain for pain, but there's no (or at least at the time there was) specific information on what amount should be taken for pain management. Can't remember wwhat pain it was I wanted to address either.
 

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I never realized until just now that bromelain is a substance extracted from bromeliads! How about that? I've taken it orally as part of a quercetin supplement and I've bought straight bromelain for pain, but there's no (or at least at the time there was) specific information on what amount should be taken for pain management. Can't remember wwhat pain it was I wanted to address either.
Did it break your proteins down? :eek:
 
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Bromelain is a mixture of protein digesting enzymes found in the stems and fruit of fresh pineapples - however although it has been used as a folk remedy for hundreds of years in Central and South America - there is as yet no conclusive scientific evidence to say that it is an effective treatment for everything it is currently being promoted for.

More information on Bromelain and its current uses can be found here - along with its interactions with other medications and foods

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/bromelain
 
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Did it break your proteins down? :eek:
Never used it for that. Only took it as part of an oral supplement.

Bromelain is a mixture of protein digesting enzymes found in the stems and fruit of fresh pineapples...
there is as yet no conclusive scientific evidence to say that it is an effective treatment for everything it is currently being promoted for.
Never knew about the stems, always thought it was just the fruit. Would be great to learn to extract it at home in some kind of tea/tisane. I've not tried to use it on it's own though in a long time. I can't even remember what I bought the pills for - we're talking the very early 1990s. I imagine it's included in the quercetin supplement I like to help manage the pain of sinus pressure, or to help clean out the gut (or even both).
 
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Mangos and peaches are the two at the top of my list. Not a fan of the mushiness
 

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Bananas...

I can eat a really fresh, really firm banana without a problem, but the second they start to get a little soft/mushy, I can't do it. The texture is just so unpleasant. I've never been a fan of mushy foods (except mashed potatoes), stuff like pudding/mashed bananas/applesauce...it's rare for me to enjoy them. Not impossible, but I have to be in a specific mood.
 
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