I have no problem with any fruit, except slightly with oranges (mild allergy) and....pineapples! I eat them anyway because they are deeeeeelicious. But I've noticed that they cause painful itching to my face and mouth. I wonder if this is a common reaction amongst all of you? Other fruits don't cause me allergic reactions or digestive problems, except when eating large quantities of berries (oooohhh boy).
Today and yesterday both, I ate a whole pineapple in one sitting. So delicious. But today, especially, my mouth and the area around it has hurt so bad! It seems worse with less ripe pineapple. Yesterday's pineapple was very, very ripe and soft, and I didn't have anywhere as much pain as I've had today.
yea a over ripe pineapple is better than a under one i find
You're awesome, Jason! Good to know. I asked a few friends, and neither of them said they have a problem with pineapple. I guess the allergy is genetic? Oh well, ripe pineapples taste better anyway!
I have a problem when it isn't ripe enough. It seems to burn the roof of my mouth and makes it swell for the rest of the day. But it's true what they said, I don't have much of a problem when it's super ripe and sweet. The roof of my mouth just gets a little irritated but it goes away shortly after eating it.
Now I crave pineapple.. :)
Gosh, I LOVE pineapple. Just looking at a whole one makes my invisible tail wag. Even though my mouth still hurts from this morning (yikes), I still want to eat some more right now......
I LOVE pineapple too and been eating alot of it. I almost always eat the whole thing at once, but when I do that I my mouth gets raw and irritated. I think that is normal when eating alot of pineapple. But it just tastes so good! I think its probably pretty common. But yeah, the riper the better.
The lips and the areas around the outside of the mouth have less protection from the acid in the pineapple since they are not covered with a protective coating of saliva. Just cut or break apart the pineapple into small enough sections so juice does not get around the outside of the mouth.
Select the pineapple in the store with the most yellow, especially around the base, to get the highest sugar content. Ripen it until the sweet smell goes away and then you know it's starting to decline. Even if the outside gets brown, moldy, and smelling fermented just cut that part off and the inside is still usually good. When in doubt about ripeness its always better to wait so you don't get burned.
Try cutting core out.
I used to have the same exact problem! So painful yet so delicious! Then a friend told me that you are never supposed to eat the core and to always cut it out. Its been working for me so far. Yesterday I ate a whole pinapple with only slight irritation on my mouth. I dont think its possible to avoid entirely, the juice contains bromelain, a digestive enzyme.
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Great to know!
I've always had a pretty strong reaction to pineapple, so I've avoided it. Recently I realized it may have been that they were underripe but...seems like that wasn't the problem. I'm halfway through a delicious, very sweet and very ripe pineapple right now, but my whole mouth and lips are on fire!
Once my mouth recovers I'll cut away the core pieces and give it another try. :)
Pineapples do not ripen once picked and are almost impossible to find ripe in north america. If they burn your mouth they will burn your insides. Citrus should be super sweet and not burn your mouth at all, you can buy them ripe a couple of times a year in the U.S.
Pineapples can apparently be very acidic even when ripe. That's just the way they are. You can get ones bred to be low acid though.