I thought that pineapple was a hit or miss type of fruit.
Either it is good or it isn't While I was in Hawaii, I learned a few
tips about choosing, handling, growing and serving pineapple:
look for a pineapple that all of the “eyes” (the round
circles all over the pineapple) are the same size from the bottom to the
choose pineapples that don’t have blemishes, soft spots
or a really dry crown
store pineapple at room temperature for only a day or
two before eating. Store cut pineapple in a sealed container in the ‘frig
before cutting up the pineapple, twist the crown off to
to grow your own pineapple, let the crown dry for a
couple of days, then place in water until 1” of root has grown, plant in
soil. Makes a great indoor plant in zone 5. The plant will produce an
edible pineapple within 2 years.
cut the pineapple lengthwise in ˝ then in half again.
Remove the core (cut into sticks to use in beverages as a tasty stirrer) and
cut the fruit away from the skin. Rinse the cut up pineapple
before serving- this removes the bitter acidic flavor and really sweetens up
serve sliced, cubed, grilled, on fruit or meat kabobs,
chopped up as a salsa with red onion and cilantro and served with grilled
teriyaki chicken or fish, pureed into a protein smoothie, baked into cake,
or wedged and placed on the edge of a glass as a garnish.