Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Why does pineapple give you a a sore or scratchy throat?

I've noticed this with Orange juice too. Why?

 
Tashwitz

Asked by Tashwitz at 9:04 AM on Oct. 28, 2009 in Food & Drink

Level 1 (0 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (4)
  • It is very common even without an allergy to it. It is because it is high in citric acid and just like any acid it burns. The severity of it depends on the level of acid the piece of fruit contains. Just like everything in nature, each piece is different.
    JEAmom3

    Answer by JEAmom3 at 9:27 AM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • prob cuz you're allergic to the citric acid :-p i had probs with it when i was younger, but i got a rash. DS gets a rash as well from citrus. my sister gets the itchy throat. as long as it doesnt effect your breathing you're ok. if you can handle the scratch then eat away lol
    AmandaN1

    Answer by AmandaN1 at 9:11 AM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • hmm that's interesting. I guess I thought everyone got a scratchy throat from pineapple
    Tashwitz

    Answer by Tashwitz at 9:12 AM on Oct. 28, 2009

  • maybe the acid content
    pagirl71

    Answer by pagirl71 at 10:10 AM on Oct. 28, 2009