Canned pineapple slices or chunks are available all year round. But from March to July, it’s really easy to get your hands on fresh pineapples as they are in season!
We all know that pineapples offer so many health perks — it doesn’t come as a surprise because they are loaded with constipation- and heart disease-fighting fiber and immune system-boosting vitamin C. They also taste phenomenal! You can eat them sliced, turn them into juice, or make them into upside-down cake!
Each time fresh pineapples are consumed, lots of pineapple peels are thrown away. However, this should not be the case because those seemingly-useless peels actually contain lots antioxidants, vitamins and minerals! So to enjoy these health-giving nutrients, you have to consume pineapple peels.
But that seems ridiculous, given the texture of those pineapple peels. Snacking on them will only cause your teeth to fall out and make your tummy hurt so much.
Did you know that you can actually turn those pineapple peels into tea? Every serving of the said beverage allows you to enjoy so many different health benefits, thanks to the impressive amounts of nutrients that can easily leach out of them whenever they are boiled in water for a few minutes.
Really interested to make tea out of pineapple peels? Then continue reading. Below you will learn how to prepare this refreshing and nutritious beverage, as well as some of the reasons why you should drink it.
How to Make Pineapple Peel Tea
-Each time you serve pineapple on the table, immediately wash those pineapple peels thoroughly under running water. Afterwards, place them in a freezer-safe container and stash in the freezer. Keep doing this until you end up with the amount of pineapple peels of your liking.
-Once you are happy with the amount of pineapple peels you have collected, simply take them out of the freezer and allow to thaw for about an hour or until they are already at room temperature.
-Grab a large pot and put water in it — the amount of which will depend on how many pineapples you have peeled all in all. For every one pineapple peeled, put a liter of water in the pot.
-Place the thawed pineapple peels in the pot and bring the water to a boil. Allow it to remain boiling for about 10 minutes more before turning off the stove.
-Allow to cool to room temperature and then strain. Stash in the refrigerator.
You may enjoy your homemade pineapple peel tea piping-hot by heating a cup of it in the microwave, or ice-cold by adding some ice cubes to a glass of it. Whether hot or cold, you may add a little raw honey to every serving of pineapple peel tea in order to make it taste so much better.
Why Drink Homemade Pineapple Peel Tea
-It makes your immune system strong. Thanks to the loads of vitamin C present in pineapple peel tea, drinking it can save you from being down with the cold, flu or any other form of infection.
-It keeps your joints free of pain. Pineapple peel tea is packed with compounds possessing superb anti-inflammatory properties, and they can save your joints from becoming achy, swollen and stiff.
-It slows the aging process. Every serving of pineapple peel tea is also loaded with antioxidants that fight off excess free radicals, resulting in the slowing down of the process of aging.
-It removes impurities in the blood. Drinking pineapple tea encourages diuresis, which is an increase in the production of urine. As a result, the removal of poisonous substances in the blood is facilitated.
-It also helps encourage weight loss. Pineapple tea helps promotes weight loss by preventing spikes in the blood sugar as well as making you feel satisfied, both of which can prevent food cravings.