Why does eating pineapple make your mouth tingle?

A perfectly ripe pineapple can be a hassle to find and carve, but once you’ve reached those golden rings, you’ve got the perfect summer companion. From piña coladas to pizza, it can be hard to get rid of the sweetness – until the inside of your mouth starts to feel strangely raw.

If one bites too much Pineapple leave you with a tingling tongue, burning cheeks or a desperate desire to scratch the inside of your mouth, you’re not alone. The likely culprit is an enzyme complex called bromelain, according to a 2019 letter in the journal Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Bromelain is a protease – an enzyme that breaks down proteins into their building blocks, called amino acids – that is unique to pineapple, which is why pineapple is also a great meat tenderizer.

https://www.livescience.com/why-pineapple-makes-mouth-tingle Why does eating pineapple make your mouth tingle?

Russell Falcon

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