Pineapple is a tasty tropical fruit which is used in different kinds of dishes, fruit salads and drinks. It can be drunk as juice, mixed in cocktails (piña colada), or it can even be used to make wine. Apart from being delicious, pineapple is rich in nutrients and antioxidants which promote your wellbeing.
How to know if a pineapple is ripe?
First of all, make sure that the fruit is fresh-looking. It should have green leaves and a firm shell. Good quality pineapple usually has a distinctive pineapple smell which comes from the bottom of the fruit.
How much does it cost and where can I buy pineapples?
You can buy pineapples at the grocery stores and fresh fruits & vegetable markets. Pineapples are very affordable. They can be purchased fresh, canned or frozen. For example, Dole Pineapple comes in slices, chunks or crushed. You can find many "Buy 1, Get 1 Free" offers from stores such as Lidl, Bi-Mart, Food Bazaar, Fresh Thyme, Stop & Shop, Associated Supermarkets, and Winn Dixie.
Delicious ways to eat pineapples?
You can enjoy pineapples on their own, in smoothies, salads or on homemade pizzas. Here are some ideas about how to incorporate fresh pineapples into your diet.
Breakfast: Pineapple, blueberry & Greek yogurt smoothie
Salad: Roast chicken, almond, blueberry, and pineapple salad
Lunch: Hawaiian burgers
Dinner: Baked ham with pineapple and cherries
Dessert: Pineapple fruit salad
Popular dishes: Grilled Peaches and Pineapple, Carrot Cake with Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting, Hawaiian Pizza, Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken, and Pineapple Upside-Down Cake.