Have you ever had Pineapple Peel Tea? It has a flavorful tropical taste, and includes fresh ginger, which helps to aid digestion and boosts your immunity.

What is Pineapple?

Ananas comosus is a tropical fruit and is commonly known as pineapple. The name pineapple refers to the resemblance of this fruit to a pinecone.

This fruit is rich in antioxidants and other nutrients which help to defend the body against other diseases and free radicals.

It’s an indigenous fruit of the tropics, but one can grow it in other places by providing favorable conditions such as a greenhouse powered by solar energy.

For the purpose of making tea, I recommend that you use only organic pineapple. The skin of pineapple is often discarded and is not preferred for use, but these skins are actually a rich source of several nutrients.

The skin of pineapple is often used with other additives to enhance the nutritional count of your recipe.  It is rich in bromelain, which is a powerful enzyme that aids in digestion.

This metabolite helps to treat dyspepsia (indigestion) and other problems related to the stomach and GI tract. The healing properties of pineapple peel help to maintain the overall health of your digestive tract. 

This pineapple skin tea recipe is one of the best herbal teas to be prescribed by herbalists to treat any congestion. It is often combined with lemongrass and ginger to enhance the flavor and benefits of the tea.

Different ingredients can be added to your tea; for instance, cinnamon sticks and cloves give typical fragrance to the tea, ginger is added for its typical strong flavor, turmeric roots for their numerous health benefits, and lemongrass is for the fresh taste. 

 

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What Are The Health Benefits Of Pineapple Skin?

Pineapple skin is packed with several benefits that include:

1. Improving your metabolic rate:

The secondary metabolites found in the peel of pineapple helps to improve your metabolism and thus aid digestion.

These constituents help for the overall health of your gut and help to develop the natural flora. The constituents of pineapple peel help to remove parasites from your digestive tract and also helps to relieve constipation.

2. Improves fertility: 

Fertility is often described as one’s capability to conceive a baby. According to a study, about 20% of couples face infertility and is one of the huge challenges on the road to parenthood.

There are now different ways that help to increase your fertility. Such females are advised to pay special attention to their meal plans.

The secondary metabolites like bromelain and beta carotene found in pineapple and its peel make it an ideal candidate to be a part of one’s meal plan.

These metabolites help to reduce inflammation and also are ideal for implanting the zygote in the uterus wall. 

3. Filter your blood:

The bromelain found in the peel of pineapple also helps to filter your blood. It helps prevent abnormal blood clotting and also helps with the formation of new red blood cells.

Potassium found in the peel helps to maintain the osmotic balance of your blood and thus maintains a steady flow in the vessels. 

4. Strengthen your immune system:

Pineapple rinds also have a high amount of vitamin C, which helps to combat different infections.

The secondary metabolites act as immune boosters and wound healers and thus improves the overall body health.

Strengthening of immunity helps to strengthen your body’s defense and also helps you to fight different infections. 

Other benefits:

Bromelain found in pineapple also helps you to fight joint pain and arthritis because of the bone-strengthening properties.

The manganese found in pineapple helps to repair bones and teeth. Also, the beta carotenes help to protect your vision by degenerating eye diseases.

Pineapple peels also possess anti-cancerous activity through its anti-inflammatory properties. The percentage of bromelain, other antioxidants, as well as vitamin C helps to degrade tumors. 

So, with all the benefits, the best way to consume pineapple peel is to infuse this and turn it into a healthy tea. The core ingredient is pineapple peel and you have to collect the peel and freeze them until to get a fair amount.

How To Prepare Pineapple Peel Tea?

  1. Scrub pineapple with a vegetable brush, then Peel Pineapple. Set aside 3 (3-inch) pieces of the pineapple peel. Save the remaining peel in a zip lock bag, which you can refrigerate for a week or freeze for 3 months. 
  2. Place pineapple peel,  ginger, and water in a saucepan. Add enough water so that all peels are covered in water.
  3. Bring water to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce heat to a gentle simmer for about 5-10 minutes 
  4. Pour the tea through a fine-mesh strainer into a teacup. Discard the pineapple and ginger. 
  5. Add agave, maple syrup, sugar or stevia drops as a sweetener

 This herbal infusion can be served hot or cold according to your preference. Pineapple tea full of health benefits is ready. Enjoy. 

pineapple peel and ginger in a saucepan

 

What Are Some Variations For Making Pineapple Peel Tea?

  1. Pineapple Peel Ginger Turmeric Tea – boost the immune-building power of your tea with slices of turmeric. Will also boost the yellow color. 
  2. Pineapple Ginger Mint Tea – add about 3 sprigs of fresh mint leaves for a boost in minty flavor.
  3. Soothing Pineapple Sage Tea – Add about 3 fresh sage leaves to your tea, great for soothing sore throat.
  4. Spicy Pineapple Cinnamon Tea – add a cinnamon stick for a warming holiday spice tea.
  5. Sweet Pineapple Tea – To really taste the pineapple’s flavor and lessen your food waste, try adding the pineapple core and sweetening with brown sugar!

Other Amazing Tea Recipes

  1. Golden Milk Turmeric Tea
  2. Oregano Tea
  3. Mint Tea
  4. Detox Tea
  5. Chaga Tea
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Nutrition

(Per serving)
  • Energy: 42 kcal / 176 kJ
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Protein: .5 g
  • Carbs: 10.9 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 10 min
  • Ready in: 20 min
  • For: 2 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Scrub pineapple, then Peel Pineapple. Set aside 3 (3-inch) pieces of the pineapple peel. Save the remaining peel in a zip lock bag, refrigerate for a week or freeze for 3 months. 
  2. Place pineapple peel,  ginger, and water in a saucepan. Add enough water so that all peels are covered in water.
  3. Bring water to a boil, reduce heat to a gentle simmer for about 5-10 minutes 
  4. Pour the tea through a fine-mesh strainer into a teacup. Discard the pineapple and ginger. 
  5. Add agave, maple syrup, sugar or stevia drops as a sweetener
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.