Make the most of fresh pineapple with tips and tricks for selecting beautiful ripe pineapple and learning how to store, cut and enjoy it.
Common Questions About Fresh Pineapple
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Pineapples originated in South America. Today, Costa Rica is the biggest producer of pineapple followed by Brazil.
Ripe pineapples taste very sweet, but surprisingly 100g of pineapple has less sugar than 100g of apple.
Pineapples do not ripen once harvested. They will change colour as they age, but they will not develop any more sweetness once harvested.
A pineapple has about 170 to 190 eyes.
The sweetest, juiciest part of a pineapple is at the bottom. Try setting your pineapple upside down for several hours before cutting to distribute the sweet juiciness.
You can regrow the green tops of pineapple. With loving care, you may even get a blossom that turns into fruit – but it’ll take 3-4 years!
You can find tiny brown/black seeds near the sides of pineapple. They’re barely noticeable and safe to eat. If you want, you can use them to grow pineapple from seed.
Favourite Pineapple Recipes
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