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Published on May 3, 2011
Learn how to choose, peel, slice, and dice juicy pineapples.
Bite into fresh pineapple and you can practically taste the sunshine. Fresh pineapple is so much better than canned! So don't let the tough prickly skin keep you from the delicious sweet fruit inside. In this video, you'll learn how to cut up a pineapple, including tips for removing the skin and tough inner core. All you need is a cutting board and a sharp chef's knife. You'll also see how to properly cut up a pineapple into slices, chunks, and pineapple rings! You'll learn how to tell when pineapples are ripe. These ripeness cues are good to know because pineapples won't mature after they're picked. Plus, we'll show you how to use the pineapple's crown for decorating a tropical fruit platter. Delicious raw or cooked, pineapples are perfect cut up and eaten fresh or tossed on the grill, into salads, or as a garnish for your tropical cocktails.