Does pineapple make steak tender?

Chef's answer
Pineapple is a fruit that pairs well with beef, pork, chicken and some types of fish. While imparting a great deal of flavor, pineapple juice helps tenderize tough cuts of meat. The enzyme in pineapple, bromelain, digests protein, softening the tissues in meat before cooking it.
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Pineapple is a safe, healthy choice during pregnancy. Someone might have told you to avoid this fruit because it may cause early miscarriage or bring on labor. However, this is just a myth. There's no scientific evidence to support that pineapple is dangerous during pregnancy.
Peel pineapple, leaving just the leaves on top. Boil pineapple in seafood-boil-seasoned water for 8-10 minutes. Taste-test and allow to soak for a more spiciness.
Eating it may be particularly advantageous for women because its high vitamin C content plays an important role in supporting healthy bones and reducing the risk of osteoporosis. Furthermore, pineapple provides nutrients, such as copper and several B vitamins, that are important during pregnancy.27 Apr 2020
Quarter a whole unpeeled pineapple lengthwise, cutting through the leaves and base. Stand each quarter upright and cut away the center core. Lay each wedge skin-side down and cut the flesh into slices, stopping when you hit the peel.
If your tongue is still a burning fire, there's hope yet: Cooking the pineapple (grill it, roast it, or even blanch it) can remove most of the enzymes. Or pair the fruit with a creamy dairy product (yogurt, ice cream, creme fraiche).7 Mar 2018
Tacos al pastor are made from thin strips of pork that have been marinated in spices and chiles and then stacked onto a long spit called a trompo. In many -- but not all -- cases, a pineapple and onion are placed on top of the spit. As the meat cooks, the outside layer gets crispy from exposure to the heat.21 Nov 2014
Apparently nothing, as it is theorized that al pastor is a Mexican version of Lebanese kebabs/gyros, circa 1930. I am not a fan of sweet/sour, but will make a quick marinade for pork in pineapple juice. ... In Mexico City, the pineapple is pretty common. And as he says, it's not crushed, but rather stuck...27 Sep 2009
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