IN SEASON: PINEAPPLES
Juicy, sweet (and cheap right now because they’re in season) pineapples aren’t only a delicious snack. Did you know that this edible thorny plant contains a compound called bromelain? It has potential therapeutic effects and has been linked to reduced pain and inflammation. Not only that, but this enzyme is a great meat tenderiser. Just rub a chunk of pineapple lightly over meat or chicken before you pop it on the grill or barbecue – it won’t make the food taste of pineapple, but you’ll enjoy deliciously tender juicy steaks.