I brought my beautiful prize home.
I cut it into pieces and peeled some kiwis to go with it (they were also at a good price at one of the fruit stands near by).
I started eating the pineapple. And I couldn't stop. I ate more and more and then this happened...
|Yes, those are my taste buds crying there...|
and I started to think that there might be a problem.
I did some research, and apparently I'm not the only one with this problem. I thought maybe it was just the acidity, but then again the Husband doesn't have any problem eating all the fresh pineapple he wants. I can eat cooked pineapple (like on pizza) with no problem at all. So I think I've narrowed it down, and since I know I'm allergic to some kinds of pollen, it's not totally unusual that I would also be mildly allergic to fresh pineapple.
I still have some of that delicious pineapple left in the refrigerator... I guess I could cook it, but really, I'll probably just force it down and deal with the feeling that I've rubbed my tongue against a cheese grater, and the mild sore throat.
That is my current relationship with pineapple.