People left concerned after learning why their tongues tingle after eating pineapple

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By James Kay

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Pineapple might not be the sweet, innocent fruit that we believe it is... Because it might be trying to eat us.

Eating is possibly one of the best things in life because there is very little that comes close to the ecstasy of sitting down with a good meal and just going to town on it.

Making your way through mountains of junk food can be a very appealing thing to do, but there is a lot of benefit from eating fruit.

Not only is it good for you, it also tastes great... But pineapples have a weird defense mechanism that makes them somewhat less appealing.

Have you ever noticed your mouth tingle after eating pineapple? Credit: Jennifer A Smith/Getty

However, a viral TikTok has turned the tables on our perception of pineapples, as it shares that the fruit might be eating us while we eat it...

The TikTok video, from SF Microscopy, begins with a simple question: "Why do our mouths tingle after eating pineapple?"

The video then explains: “It’s because we are getting stabbed by 1000s of tiny needles called raphides. These crystals of calcium oxalate poke holes in your cell membranes causing irritation.”

Basically, as we’re eating a pineapple, it is essentially stabbing the inside of our mouths and eating away at us… which doesn’t sound that fun.

Naturally, people were quick to flood the comments with their thoughts and it would seem that not a lot of people knew this information.

"When we eat the pineapple, the pineapple eats us," one user commented, with a second adding: "My daughter ate a whole pineapple when she was 6 and cried after – now she’s 15 she still refuses to eat pineapples again."

Truthfully, with this new information coming to light, pineapples definitely have a much more sinister look about them.

Some believe pineapples are attempting to eat us back. Credit: RedHelga/Getty

"That’s its self-defense mechanism, my dad told me about it, essentially pineapple eats you back," a third person said.

Before you run to throw away any pineapples you have lying around, you should know that the sensation is completely normal and eating pineapples in moderation will do you no harm.

But much like any fruit, too much can cause some unwanted side effects such as pain in the mouth and issues at the other end of your body… if you follow?

So perhaps eat those pineapples in moderation and don't be alarmed when they start eating you back, it's completely normal!

Featured image credit: RedHelga/Getty

People left concerned after learning why their tongues tingle after eating pineapple

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

Pineapple might not be the sweet, innocent fruit that we believe it is... Because it might be trying to eat us.

Eating is possibly one of the best things in life because there is very little that comes close to the ecstasy of sitting down with a good meal and just going to town on it.

Making your way through mountains of junk food can be a very appealing thing to do, but there is a lot of benefit from eating fruit.

Not only is it good for you, it also tastes great... But pineapples have a weird defense mechanism that makes them somewhat less appealing.

Have you ever noticed your mouth tingle after eating pineapple? Credit: Jennifer A Smith/Getty

However, a viral TikTok has turned the tables on our perception of pineapples, as it shares that the fruit might be eating us while we eat it...

The TikTok video, from SF Microscopy, begins with a simple question: "Why do our mouths tingle after eating pineapple?"

The video then explains: “It’s because we are getting stabbed by 1000s of tiny needles called raphides. These crystals of calcium oxalate poke holes in your cell membranes causing irritation.”

Basically, as we’re eating a pineapple, it is essentially stabbing the inside of our mouths and eating away at us… which doesn’t sound that fun.

Naturally, people were quick to flood the comments with their thoughts and it would seem that not a lot of people knew this information.

"When we eat the pineapple, the pineapple eats us," one user commented, with a second adding: "My daughter ate a whole pineapple when she was 6 and cried after – now she’s 15 she still refuses to eat pineapples again."

Truthfully, with this new information coming to light, pineapples definitely have a much more sinister look about them.

Some believe pineapples are attempting to eat us back. Credit: RedHelga/Getty

"That’s its self-defense mechanism, my dad told me about it, essentially pineapple eats you back," a third person said.

Before you run to throw away any pineapples you have lying around, you should know that the sensation is completely normal and eating pineapples in moderation will do you no harm.

But much like any fruit, too much can cause some unwanted side effects such as pain in the mouth and issues at the other end of your body… if you follow?

So perhaps eat those pineapples in moderation and don't be alarmed when they start eating you back, it's completely normal!

Featured image credit: RedHelga/Getty