Why Do Pineapple and Kiwi Ruin Gelatin?

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Adding the wrong fruits to your gelatin can turn it into a big, goopy mess. But understanding why this happens can help you learn how to make better desserts, and level up your cooking game in general.

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Costume Nitpicks

I'm allergic to both pineapple and kiwi, which also ruins my gelatin

1 week ago | [YT] | 263

Just Some Bigfoot With Internet Access

Well, good thing I never eat gelatin out here in the woods

1 week ago | [YT] | 154

Dan Simms

Oh I wondered why canned pineapple never had that problem, now I know that cooking it breaks those enzymes down.

1 week ago | [YT] | 40

Paul J

The real question is why does kiwi fry my tongue every time I try to enjoy one πŸ₯΅

1 week ago | [YT] | 141

𝕍𝕆𝕃𝔸𝕀ℝ𝔼

Ah so this is a cooking channel now πŸ‘πŸΌ

1 week ago (edited) | [YT] | 150

Jack Linde

Sooooo... never mistake Kiwi or Pineapple for your cucumbers when reaching for something to put on your eyes?

1 week ago | [YT] | 39

Blueninja101

I already know why! Its because it breaks down proteins!

1 week ago | [YT] | 38

Ideeem

My mother had a secret to make her meat tender and I never knew why but it works! Pineapple in between meat cuts and let that rest for a moment!

1 week ago | [YT] | 59

Cleaner White

Interesting. You guys should make a video on why these fruits have these enzymes. Like in what evolutionary benefit do they gain or why they evolved the way they did.

1 week ago | [YT] | 5

DANG JOS

There are four fruits I am aware of that digest proteins. Kiwi, Pineapple, Papaya, and Figs. The enzymes are Actinidin, Bromelain, Papain, and Ficin, respectively. I've even read a study on NIH that says eating kiwifruit with a protein rich meal improved protein digestion, so I like using kiwifruit as a digestive aid.

1 week ago | [YT] | 12

Fortnite and PUBG Compilations

Bromelain (obtained from pineapple family) is widely prescribed for sinusitis.

1 week ago | [YT] | 4

ursaltydog

I use canned... and drain the fluid from by squeezing it from the can. Then subtract 1/4 water from finished product.

1 week ago | [YT] | 12

Sunderzilla

Finally! Scientific proof that pineapple ruins everything it touches.

1 week ago | [YT] | 10

cgpirre

Neat, I used gelatin for the first time just a few hours ago, and read on the package not to use those fruits unless they were canned; but it didn't say what would happen if I did. Thanks!

1 week ago | [YT] | 9

Marionette Du Auguste

Then how does my family make apple-pineapple chunk lime gelatin?!

(To be clear it is box gelatin and the fruit is fresh)

1 week ago (edited) | [YT] | 1

ArmyGrunt1986

But why does pineapple and kiwi have this enzyme, what is its purpose. Does it protect the fruit and seeds from burrowing insects?

1 week ago | [YT] | 6

Joseph Banatlao

First pizza now jello? What other food is this demon fruit gonna ruin next?

1 week ago | [YT] | 6

Glenn Griffon

how about no on that last piece of advice? I don't want my steak tasting like pineapple.

1 week ago | [YT] | 4

Neo2266

Jello be som’ weird ass slang for pizza here?

1 week ago | [YT] | 4

Alexander Henson

2:09 CHECK OUT GUGA FOODS. HE IS THE BEST STEAK YOUTUBER.

1 week ago | [YT] | 1