Pineapple Tea

If you use fresh pineapple, stop throwing the skin away. Lately I have been buying fresh whole pineapples and cutting them up instead of buying can pineapple. It taste a lot better and it’s cheaper too. I just learned today that there are a lot benefits in the skin of the pineapple just like with other fruits. 

When your finished cutting up the goodie of your pineapple, gather the skins and boil them for about 15 minutes then let them simmer for an hour. 
After an hour, you strain the water and you have a nice clean pineapple tea. 

Pineapple peels have an abudance of health benifits including anti inflamatory properites. Anti- flamitory is the major benifit in boiled pineapple skins. 
They say you can lose weight by drinking pineapple tea daily as it is high in fat eating bromelain. 
The skin has 38 % more vitamin C and 40 times more calcium then the flesh. 
It improves digestion, improves  arthritis, and cleans the blood. 

How does it taste? 
It is not as sweet as the pineapple flesh. It has a vinegary/sour taste. I like it. It was like drinking a warm pineapple cider. I will continue to do this every time I cut up a pineapple. It was soothing to sit back with a hot tea to end the evening. And who knows? I could lose a few pounds drinking it. 

Oh but wait……
Let’s not forget the top of the pineapple. Don’t throw that away either. Cut it at the bottom and place in in a bowl of water. Once you see it rooting, you can plant it in a pot of dirt for a nice tropical plant that could produce another pineapple. 

I will share more about this once I see it working. I’m a little skeptical about this trick really working,  but well see. 


  1. That is NEW to me. If we ever buy a pineapple I will try to get Sherry to try this. Sounds like something I would like. I like a sorta sour taste. Hope you are enjoying better weather up that way, it sounds like it might be warming up.
    Love from down south
    Sherry & jack

  2. When we lived in Puerto Rico I grew a pineapple like that but it took a very long time!!! There is nothing like fresh pineapple!!
    Not sure I'd like pineapple tea though. :)

  3. That's amazing! Definitely going to try it! Thanks!

  4. Hi Lisa! I read your comment you left at beside a babbling brook (you wrote nobody reads your blog)...well, I wanted to come by and read it!! Now, this pineapple tea sounds pretty good to me. And if it's full of nutritional value, I'm all for it. Yes, I have started a pineapple plant from its crown!!

    Nice meeting you Lisa.