Pineapple always makes me think of a tropical place. When I lived in Hawaii fresh fruit, including pineapple, was refreshing and delicious any time of year. But now that I am back on the mainland I notice how little people eat pineapple. This is a fruit we should be enjoying more often.
How to cut a pineapple.
But what makes pineapple so special?
1) Pineapple is loaded with vitamin C. So most of us on the mainland only consume pineapple in the summer but really should be eating it in the winter to help boost our immune system, especially in those winter months.
2) Pineapple is a great source of bromelain which is known for aiding with digestion, fighting cancer and reducing inflammation all over the body.
3) Pineapples are also a great source of the mineral manganese. This mineral is known for supporting bone health, reducing PMS symptoms (when taken with calcium), reducing symptoms of arthritis and so much more.
So now you are ready to eat your pineapple. You might be asking, “How do I cut a pineapple”? Below are simple sets I learned by watching a demonstration at the Dole Pineapple Plantation in Hawaii. This is a simple way to cut a pineapple and you will be a pro in no time!
- Remove the stem. Some people twist it, others slice it off. If you twist off the top, just make sure to slice the top a bit to have a flat surface.
- Slice the bottom off for a flat surface
- Cut into 4 sections lengthwise
- Slice off the tough center of each quarter
- Cut off the outside skin
- Remove and other dark pieces remaining
- Chop into chunks
- Start enjoying
Now you are ready to slice your pineapple and enjoy all of the benefits this fruit has to offer.