Simply the Best Pineapple Skin Tea

Pineapple Skin Tea

Don’t discard those pineapple rinds! They’ve got more use! We’re making a delicious healthy pineapple skin tea! So easy!

What to do with Pineapple Skin

OK, don’t throw it out! That’s the first thing. 

Before you cut it apart, you must scrub and wash very well the rind. Use a non-toxic vegetable cleaner. Let it soak in water, full immersed in water, for 15 or 20 minutes with some additional baking soda or apple cider vinegar, about a tablespoon of either. Then scrub a dub dub to make sure you remove any residue on the outer skin of the pineapple. 

Making pineapple skin tea is a simple and flavorful way to utilize the health benefits of pineapple rinds.

You can also boil pineapple rinds to create a mild tea or incorporate them into various recipes, like chutneys, sauces, or preserves.

Now, the reason my pineapple tea has a gorgeous mahogany hue is because of the coconut sugar that I used.  

Boiled Pineapple Skin

Pineapple rinds, which are the tough, outer skins of the pineapple, are often discarded as waste after the juicy flesh has been consumed.

However, these rinds contain various beneficial compounds and nutrients, making them a potentially valuable part of your diet. Again, cleaning the rinds well is very important. 

When I cut a fresh pineapple, I’ll cut the top part from the pineapple leaving about 1-2″ of the upper part of the pineapple, and then I’ll just put that in a small pot of soil and hope that it grows! Sometimes it does. Sometimes not. 

Benefits of Pineapple Peel Tea

Here are some of the potential benefits of pineapple rinds:

  1. Fiber: Pineapple rinds are rich in dietary fiber, which is essential for maintaining good digestive health. Fiber aids in promoting regular bowel movements, preventing constipation, and supporting a healthy gut.

  2. Bromelain: Bromelain is a mixture of enzymes found in pineapple, and it is highly concentrated in the core and rind of the fruit. Bromelain has anti-inflammatory properties and may help reduce swelling and inflammation in the body. It is also known to aid digestion by breaking down proteins.

  3. Antioxidants: Pineapple rinds contain various antioxidants, such as flavonoids and phenolic compounds. These antioxidants help protect the body’s cells from oxidative stress caused by free radicals, potentially reducing the risk of chronic diseases and promoting overall health.

Pineapple Rind Drink

If you’re interested in trying pineapple rinds in your diet, ensure that you wash the fruit thoroughly before use to remove any pesticides or contaminants from the outer surface.

As with any dietary change, it’s a good idea to consult with a healthcare professional or dietitian if you have any specific health concerns or conditions.

Pineapple Rind Tea Benefits

Additional benefits are associated with:

  1. Vitamins and Minerals: While the pineapple rind may not be as rich in vitamins and minerals as the flesh, it still contains some essential nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin A, manganese, and potassium.

  2. Immune System Support: The presence of vitamin C and other antioxidants in pineapple rinds can help support the immune system, promoting a healthy defense against infections and illnesses.

  3. Weight Management: The fiber content in pineapple rinds can contribute to feelings of fullness and satiety, potentially helping with weight management and preventing overeating.

  4. Waste Reduction: Utilizing pineapple rinds and cores as part of your diet helps reduce food waste, which is beneficial for the environment.


Pineapple Peel Drink

As with any herbal tea, individual preferences may vary. Adjust the strength and sweetness of the tea according to your taste.

Additionally, while pineapple skin tea can be a flavorful and nutritious addition to your diet, it’s not meant to replace medical treatments or professional advice for any specific health conditions. If you have any health concerns, consult with a healthcare professional before adding new items to your diet.

But, don’t think of this liquid as just a drink. Think outside the box. Use it in recipes, especially some of my pork recipes! Yes, it can become the delicious liquid for cooking. BUT, when you make the tea, DON’T use sugar! All you want is the pineapple liquid for cooking. There’s enough natural sugar in it. Here are some killer pork recipes. Hey, get creative! 

Pineapple Peel Tea Benefits

Pineapple skin juice is rich in antioxidants, such as flavonoids and phenolic compounds, which help neutralize harmful free radicals in the body.

Antioxidants protect cells from oxidative stress and may reduce the risk of chronic diseases, like heart disease.

The bottom line is that you can bet more mileage out of your hard-earned grocery bucks by looking at the option of using the pineapple rinds for a liquid, for your smoothies, shakes, ice cubes, and more, rather than just tossing in the trash! 

Anti-Inflammatory Tea

The pineapple fruit and peel have a high amount of Vitamin C, the nutrient that helps in boosting immunity. This pineapple tea is healthy, easy, and tastes just divine, give it a try with this recipe.

Use other ingredients in your tea if you wish to boost the anti-inflammatory properties, like turmeric, fresh ginger, fresh mint, lemons. 

This recipe is the basic one. You can adjust and add spices and complementary fresh herbs, too.

Pineapple Skin Tea

Pineapple Skin Tea

Simply the Best Pineapple Skin Tea

Yield: About 24 to 32 ounces of liquid


  • 1 fresh pineapple, well scrubbed, cleaned, and cut up leaving the core, top part, bottom part and skin pieces
  • 8-10 cups of water
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar, can use maple sugar or honey


  1. Put the skins/core and bottom part of the pineapple in a sauce pan. Add the water and sugar and blend.
  2. Turn the blaze to medium high. Cover. Bring to a boil for about 5 minutes. Reduce heat medium to a simmering boil. Let the mixture cook about 35 to 40 minutes. Check a few times to see if you need to add more water.
  3. When done, remove from the blaze and pull out all the pieces of the pineapple. You have the option to strain if you wish.
  4. Pour into a sterilized canning jar. Put the lid on. Let it cool somewhat then refrigerate. Use this liquid withing about 5-7 days.


You can freeze in smaller amounts.

Make pineapple tea ice cubes.

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Pineapple Skin Tea



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