Homemade Pineapple Peel Tea
Updated: Aug 30
I am always looking for ways to use up fruit and vegetable scraps, and that is how I stumbled upon this recipe. Anytime I buy produce, I always make sure to check and see how much of it is edible or useful, and to my surprise, there are so many things you can use with the parts of produce that people tend to toss out, and pineapples are no exception. You can actually use the skin, core, and leaves of a pineapple to make tea! There are many health benefits to this, and you will rest assured knowing that you put every bit of that pineapple to good use.
Servings: 3-5 cups
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
1 large pineapple
8 cups of water
*Optional - lemon slices, ginger, spices, etc.
Wash and scrub the pineapple thoroughly.
Core the pineapple and cut off the peels (you can use the actual pineapple slices for whatever you want).
Add the peels and core to a large pot and cover with water.
Add any optional flavour enhancers/health-benefit enhancers.
Bring to a boil over medium heat, and then simmer for 1 hour.
Place a sieve over a large bowl and drain the tea into it.
Discard the peels, core, and any optional ingredients, and pour the tea into your vessel of choice.
Drink it hot or cold. Enjoy!
Health Benefits of Pineapple Peels:
Has high amounts of vitamin C, which is excellent for your immune system.
Aids in digestion.
Is a good source of manganese, which is good for your bones and oral health.
Promotes healthy skin.
Helps prevent blood clotting by filtering the blood and encouraging the development of new red blood cells.
Is good for helping you maintain a healthy weight as it improves your metabolic function.
I hope you give this recipe a try, as it will help reduce food waste and improve your health at the same time!
See you next Wednesday!