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Why Your Mouth Becomes Sore When You Eat Pineapple?


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It is believed that pineapple was originated from in South America and until 1492 it was found by Europeans on the island of Guadeloupe. But only in the late 1600’s, it was transported to England and in the very short time; it turned to be a necessity for the rich families.

With each pineapple costing nearly $8,000 (£5000), only the very rich people could afford to enjoy such exotic fruit. Based on one source, the pineapple at that time was not for eating, but regarded as a status symbol, the owners just took it under one’s arm on the social occasions to show their richness.

When you taste this exotic fruit, you should have felt rough, scratchy and weird on your tongue after just few chunks. You may wonder what the reason is behind such feeling.

Actually the pineapple incorporates bromelain, sort of mixing enzymes to digest proteins. Although bromelain has been approved with function of anti-inflammatory treatment as well as other health benefits, when being contacted with the sensitive skin in and around your mouth, it would certainly break down proteins so as to make the tissue turn inflamed and sore.

So basically it is the pineapple that eats your mouth. You may think it is amazing, but it is the fact you have to accept.