Enjoy this tropical fruit
How to select
Pineapples are picked when ripe and ready to eat. Choose one that feels heavy for its size, has a fruity aroma and crisp, dark green leaves. Avoid dry-looking leaves and soft or dark spots.
How to store
Eat soon after purchase and within three days of cutting for the best flavor.
How to use
- Mix pineapples and cottage cheese together for a sweet and salty snack.
- Enjoy sweet pineapple slices hot off the grill as a side dish, burger topping or dessert.
- Try pineapple in a stir fry for some added zest.
- Make pineapple popsicles by stacking pineapple on kabobs for a kid-friendly snack.
- Use pineapple to create your own fresh salsa or Hawaiian pizza.
Did you know...
- Pineapple crowns were placed outside the entrance of Caribbean homes to symbolize hospitality and friendship.
- Pineapples are a composite of many flowers whose individual fruitlets fuse together around a central core.
- A pineapple plant will only produce one pineapple each growing season.
- Pineapples were named by explorers who thought it resembled a pinecone.