A very refreshing drink made of pineapple that brings this pineapple milkshake a special exotic taste and color. This pineapple milkshake recipe is very good as a snack, dessert or when you want!
History of pineapple
The first sign of a fruit like pineapple dates back to the excavations in the Adonis villa in Pompeii on a mural painting. This fruit is native to Brazil, Central America and the Caribbean and its name means “fragrance of incense.” But official history holds that it was Christopher Columbus who discovered this fruit when he arrived in Guadeloupe in 1493 on his second voyage to the New World. A slice of pineapple was then offered to the sailors who landed on the island.
Columbus brought pineapples to Europe. Grown under glass from the sixteenth century, it arrived on the market in the nineteenth century. But it was not until the twentieth for a US company managed to develop industrial production methods. Pineapple is currently produced in all tropical regions. There are many varieties of pineapples.
Pineapple is best known for the presence of bromelain in the ripe fruit, particularly in the stem. This enzyme destroys proteins. It was presented in a completely erroneous way as “the” slimming solution ideal for fighting cellulite. However, it does not attack the fat. This explains the fact that if the fresh pineapple based diets can actually make you lose weight, it is the result of an important food imbalance and without lasting effect.
However, bromelain has many other qualities. It aids digestion by stimulating digestive secretions (and of course by segmenting proteins). Bromelain thins the blood and reduces platelet aggregation thus lowering angina attacks and the risk of thrombosis and phlebitis. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, hence its use in the treatment of post-traumatic and postoperative edema and tendinitis. With its detoxifying power, it has a beneficial role in the diets associated with water retention or cellulite. Finally, it has a healing effect helps fight against certain parasites, including amoebae.