Cliff loves pineapple so much that when we're at Sam's Club, we buy a case of Dole chunk pineapple in its own juice. Dole is noticeably better than the off-brands, which is why we buy it.
Yesterday at Sam's, Cliff noticed fresh pineapples in the produce section, and one of them followed us home. At dinner today (dinner is our noon meal, by the way) we had that pineapple for dessert, after my looking up the directions for peeling it. We each took half, and it was scrumptious. (Okay, okay... I know that's a lot. But according to CalorieKing.com, a whole fruit is only 227 calories.)
As I ate, I noticed a peculiar sensation on my tongue, and asked Cliff if his tongue felt funny. "A little," he said.
The more pineapple I ate, the worse the sensation got. You could call it somewhat painful, in fact.
I went to Google and typed in the words "pineapple" and "tongue", and solved the mystery.
"Pineapples are delicious, and they're good for you, too. They are a good source of fiber, manganese (a mineral which aids digestion), and bromelain (a group of anti-inflammatory enzymes). I wouldn't worry too much about the tingling you feel in your tongue when you eat pineapples. It probably means you have a mild allergy to bromelain. Some people develop a rash and/or itching in response to the enzyme."
For the whole article, read HERE.
I'll be eating my pineapple from a can, from now on.