Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A proteolytic enzyme obtained from pineapples.

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  • n. Either of two proteolytic enzymes, found in pineapples, that are used as meat tenderizers

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin Bromel(ia), former pineapple genus; see bromeliad + (pap)ain.

Examples

  • Since early May, Buchanan has made biweekly visits to a naturo path, who swabs her cervix with an enzyme called bromelain in hopes of breaking down the abnormal cells.

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  • Pineapple is one of the more well known of the fruits that would stop your jello shots from settling, this is because of an enzyme known as bromelain, which should be kept away from your jello shot mixture of disaster will strike and they will not set.

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  • An extract of pineapple called bromelain has shown some promise.

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  • Taking supplements rich in plant enzymes such as bromelain assist the body as catalysts for the repair of our cells.

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  • Leiths use pineapple juice in their marinade, which contains bromelain, an enzyme well known for its tenderising effect on meat, but, although this does work, I'm not keen on the slightly tropical flavour it gives the ribs.

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  • Learn more about the effectiveness of bromelain  (subscribers only)  for treating arthritis and take a look at some other drug-free options for managing arthritis.

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  • At least two small clinical trials, both fundedby the manufacturer, have tested a supplement containing bromelain plus two other substances that theoretically might ease arthritis — the enzyme trypsin and the antioxidant rutin.

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  • At least two small clinical trials, both fundedby the manufacturer, have tested a supplement containing bromelain plus two other substances that theoretically might ease arthritis—the enzyme trypsin and the antioxidant rutin.

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  • Host and damages need bromelain genotype and control that bromfenac episodes.

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  • Pineapple is a rich source of the enzyme bromelain, which has strong anti-inflammatory properties.

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