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 (brō′mə-lən, -lān′) also bro·me·lin (-lən)
A proteolytic enzyme obtained from pineapples.

[New Latin Bromel(ia), former pineapple genus; see bromeliad + (pap)ain.]
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(Biochemistry) a protein-digesting enzyme (see endopeptidase) found in pineapple and extracted for use in treating joint pain and inflammation, hay fever, and various other conditions
[C19: from Bromelia type genus of pineapple family (see bromeliad) + -in]
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If a combination of omitting foods that trigger discomfort and adding foods that are good for the stomach don't work, you can also try chewable papaya or Bromelin capsules.
Mature fruit contains sugar, a protein digesting enzyme bromelin, citric acid, malic acid, vitamin A and B [1].
Eating pineapple after the meal will improve digestion because of bromelin and it has lots of anti inflammatory compounds.
Some of the most commonly used additives in meat and poultry are antioxidants (e.g., butylated hydroxytoluene [BHT], butylated hydroxyanisole [BHA] and tocopherols), binders (e.g., carrageenan, sodium caseinate), thickeners (e.g., gelatin), humectants (e.g., sodium salt, glycerine), curing agents (sodium erythorbate, sodium nitrite and nitrate), flavor enhancers (e.g., monosodium glutamate), tenderizing enzymes (bromelin, ficin and papain) and sweeteners (e.g., corn syrup) (USDA, 2008).
The company's Bromelin DS product, for example, contains a natural extract made from pineapples.
They used a vacuum to remove water vapor from meringue and presented a pork loin tenderized with pineapple juice, which contains the protein-splitting enzyme bromelin.
In the meantime, try a daily joint supplement like glucose amine or bromelin to ease those aches and pains.
An open dose-ranging study compared 1 month of treatment with bromelain 200 mg/day with I month at 400 mg/day (Bromelin, Lichtwer Pharma Ltd., Marlow, England) in a group of 77 patients with mild acute knee pain of less than 3 months' duration.