About this item
- Whole pineapple fruit
- Can eat raw or cooked
- Perfect balance of sweet and tart
- Excellent source of manganese and vitamin C
What Are the Health Benefits of Fresh Pineapple?
Pineapple has lots of health benefits! Chock full of vitamin C, manganese and more, the sweet pineapple is a perfect addition to your day. What's great is that it tastes like candy and is also good for you! There are so many delicious ways to use this item so that you get the health benefits of eating pineapple.
How Can I Tell When Pineapple is Ripe?
Depending on the type of pineapple, it may be perfectly ripe when the scales are green. In the event that you want to be extra sure that you have a sweet pineapple in your hands, opt for one with yellow scales. If it gets darker than yellow and starts to turn orange, your pineapple fruit is overripe. Give your golden pineapple a little squeeze. If it feels a tiny bit soft, the flesh has been ripened. You can also smell the bottom of the pineapple fruit. If it is fragrant and sweet, it is ready to be eaten. Some people even prefer to store their pineapples upside down to redistribute the juice and sugar so that each bite is perfectly sweet.
There are so many different uses for a sweet pineapple. Chop it up and use it to marinate everything from steak to pork. Not only will the pineapple fruit add flavor but the acid will tenderize the meat. You can also blend it up in smoothies and add it to your juices for natural sweetness and a tropical twist. We also love the idea of baking with pineapples. Use it to make a pineapple upside down cake or pineapple pie. Prefer eating pineapples raw? While they taste fantastic as is, for some fun twists you can sprinkle some salt on it for a unique flavor or even top it with whipped cream for a scrumptious combination.