Friday, October 30, 2009

Fun Food Fact---Pineapples

Pineapples contain an enzyme known as bromelain - an example of the class of enzymes called proteases. Proteases degrade proteins, which is why bromelain is one of the primary ingredients in commercial meat tenderizer. Never add fresh pineapple to jello, as the bromelain in the pineapple will degrade the gelatin, preventing the jello from setting!

Photo by Becka Lefkoe

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