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- n. bromelein
- n. bromalin
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A proteolytic ferment derived from the juice of the pineapple.
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Pineapple: fresh ripe pineapple is rich in bromelin, a proteolytic protein-digesting enzyme; bromelin literally ‘digests’ dead and diseased cells and foreign microbes in the throat; cut pineapple into cubes, chew well, and let juice dribble down throat, but spit out the pulp; or gargle with the freshly extracted juice of ripe pineapple, and spit it out.
Pineapple: ripe pineapple contains the protein-digesting enzyme bromelin, which digests diseased cells and foreign microbes in the throat; same usage as for coughs.
It contains the enzyme bromelin which breaks down protein.
Canned pineapple, on the other hand, doesn't have enough active bromelin to cause a problem.
The blue cheese in this recipe is rich in protein and fresh pineapple would not work well with it, unless you added it just before serving so the bromelin doesn't have a chance to break down the proteins and give it an off - flavor.
Specifically Chinese water chestnut, bromelin (a pineapple extract), and raw cocoa.