That's why some people wonder if pineapple is a flesh-eating fruit.
Industry will adopt this technology only if it can be shown that fruit can be stored safely under oxygen concentrations in the storage that are well below standard CA conditions under actual industry handling conditions; and that quality will be maintained through the marketing chain after storage. Roidoung, K. Postharvest Biology and Technology of Temperate Fruits. A route for the synthesis of hexyl acetate, the 'green apple' smell has also been demonstrated in apple Schiller et al. Acta Horticulturae , ,, The efforts of this project have led to more effective control measures and new knowledge of the genetic and biochemical causes of the disorders. Skickas inom vardagar.
It's not, for the record—and eating too much pineapple won't make you look like a zombie straight out of The Walking Dead. But bromelain, the main enzyme in pineapple that breaks down proteins, is what causes that burning sensation on your tongue and the roof of your mouth.
As Maria Gloria Lobo writes in Handbook of Pineapple Technology: Production, Postharvest Science, Processing and Nutrition , "extremely high amounts of bromelain and handling can cause skin rashes, loss of fingerprints if gloves are not worn," among other nasty side effects. The good news is that though bromelain is found in pineapples , it's "not in high enough doses to act as medicine," or really do that significant damage to your fingertips if you're just an average human eating an average amount of pineapple, explain the experts at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
The best way to avoid bromelain and, in turn, the burning sensation you might associate with eating raw pineapple, is to cook your pineapple.
Tossing a pineapple ring on the grill will definitely take the bromelain edge off. If you insist on eating your pineapple raw, though, cut the fruit as far from the stem and the core as possible; those are the places where bromelain is most highly concentrated in the fruit. Photo by Maren Caruso via Getty Images. Skip to Main Content.
Robert E. First published: 16 December About this book Pineapple is the third most important tropical fruit in the world, with production occurring throughout the tropics. Free Access.
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Handbook of Pineapple Technology: Production, Postharvest Science, Processing and Nutrition is the ultimate guide for scientists in the food industries . Handbook of Pineapple Technology: Production, Postharvest Science, Processing and Nutrition. Editor(s). Dr. María Gloria Lobo; Dr. Robert E.