Monday, April 19, 2010

How to Pick and Cut a Pineapple

Have you every wonder how to pick a ripe sweet pineapple?

When shopping, choose a pineapple that has firm, gold to brown skin (not too green) with green, loose leaves (not brown or wilted). A ripe pineapple will have a strong, fresh pineapple smell.

An easy trick to pick the perfect pineapple, I pull an inside leave if it comes out easily it's ripe

Cut Off the Top and Bottom
Cut off the leaves and about a 1/2 inch of the top and bottom of the fruit. If you like, you can use the top and leaves as part of a table decoration.

Turn the pineapple upright onto its base
Slice down to the bottom of the fruit slightly turning your knife at the top and bottom to follow the curved shape of the pineapple.

Cut in 1/2

I cut into quarters

Then again

Slice away the core by cutting lengthwise just under core. The core is easily distinguishable from the edible fruit because it is lighter in color and fibrous in texture. 

Once the core has been removed, cut the pineapple into desired sizes. Store in airtight container and refrigerate.

So Yummy !!

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