Does Eating Pineapple Make Your Mouth Sore? Here’s Why

One of the greatest fruits of all time, and a favorite of mine, is pineapple. They were thought to have been discovered by Europeans on the island of Guadeloupe in 1492 but didn’t make it back to England until after 1600.

At that time, they were worth a small fortune, at around $8000 each and only the most elite of the elite could afford them. In fact, they were supposedly just carried around as a status symbol at that time.


One thing that many of us have experienced when we ate pineapple is a rough, scratchy feeling on our tongue. If you have ever had that happen to you, here’s why.

Pineapple contains a mixture of enzymes, including bromelain, and that is what makes it great for digestion. It also has anti-inflammatory benefits and if it comes in contact with the sensitive skin near the mouth, it will begin to break down the proteins. It is as if the pineapple is actually starting to digest the skin in the area.

That’s right. It may be a delicious fruit but it is, in essence, eating your mouth.

Well, that may be a little dramatic, but we think you get the point.

Via: IFLScience

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