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Cool Work great
We also salt the pineapple before cutting out the v-slits to take out the eyes. It draws the moisture from the pineapple, takes off the slippery coating and seems to make the pineapple sweeter.
How much salt did you use
I’m surprised your dad cut your pineapple the way you showed it in the picture. The only places I’ve seen them cut pineapple like that is in Asia and Pacific islands.
Hi Carissa, I know, right? When I asked he told me he learned how from our nextdoor neighbors who were from The Netherlands and had a connection with Indonesia.
Excellent! Thank you for saving every bit of my favorite fruit :)
Great way to keep more of the sweetest pineapple
I like the way to cut out eyes!!
Thank you, it was very informative. I never knew how to cut a pineapple , nor how to pick a good one.
I also now know it’s ok if it’s green . Go by the smell cudos
This is how they cut it in the Philippines, and I figure with all the pineapple they grow and eat there, they should know!
Thank you, this was so helpful! I would have never thought of removing the eyes this way!
Love fresh pineapple but always struggled with the prep, not anymore. Thanks :) :)
Thank you so much! This is a great family story. And now I no longer have to struggle while trying to remove the brown spots.
I buy a nearly golden one that smells good and leave for a couple of days, upside down if I can. They do seem to sweeten a bit, turning more golden, and not so itchy when perfectly ripe. 10 for 10? Production line and chop chunks into freezer bags for smoothies or fruit salad. I hear you can grow another pineapple from the top part!
Hi Susie, according to the experts (and the growers themselves), pineapples do not actually get any more sweet after they are picked (unlike bananas). They will soften though, and turn more yellow over time.
Yes you can grow it from the top — I have one that is about 1-1/2 years old now, and it is HUGE!
I’m Cambodian and this is how my mom has taught me how to cut a pineapple. Sure, it takes a while to get it done but you waste hardly anything. My daughter is currently 4 months old. You bet I’ll teach her how to do this one day when we start cooking together.
Our market has 10 for 10.00 right now, how do you keep 10 pineapple!
I worked over in China several years back. When we would buy pineapple from a street vendor, they would shave it right there, then pull out a V-shaped knife and cut the eyes out in this spiral fashion. My coworkers and I would just take the big chunks of pineapple and eat them as we walked home. I really wish I could find one of those knives over here! Those spiral corers don’t get to the really sweet part very well.
you can probably just use a lino cutter found at an art supplies shop. That’s probably what they use TBH. Careful though, those are sharp.
I just bought a pineapple to add to my smoothie. I’ve never cut a fresh one before. Thanks for the tips on how to cut a pineapple. It worked great!
I LOVE my fresh pinapple from the local farmers market here in Atenas, Costa Rics. I try to use the WHOLE thing – I cut off the top, peel away some of the leaves at the bottom, then plant it; I cut out the center, hard part and puree it in my blender then make fruit leather from it – yum and easy to do in an oven!; AND i will now use your spiral method to cut out the eyes – even though the goats here on my finca (ranch) will not be as happy (they get all the left over stuff!)
This is how we cut pineapple in Southeast Asia. We rub the pineapple with salt then rinse it clean before eating, to get rid of “bromelain” (pineapple enzyme) that cause itching on the tongue.
My sister does not like pineapple, so that is more for me! Mom peels it, and cuts out each eye and she is fast at it. She also saves the peel of many fruits to flavor baked goods. Right now there are strips of lemon out on a rack to dry. She chops them, or lets them get really dry and put in spice grinder. Yummy to the tummy!
Will definitely try this method for cutting pineapple. I find if I buy green pineapple, it will eventually ripen if left on the counter. Pineapple is very high in digestive enzymes. Most of those are in the core. The core becomes very edible the riper the pineapple gets so don’t throw it away!
Hello Brenda, as mentioned in previous comments, a green pineapple left to sit will eventually change color and get more soft, but it will not get any more sweet than it was when it was picked. ~Elise