Opening a Pineapple

@FayeHazel (14948)
United States
January 17, 2017 1:39pm CST
How to open a Pineapple I have always liked pineapple (except on pizza, that's just wrong!)  - but it wasn't until a few years ago that I had experienced it fresh.  I had previously been raised on canned pineapple, which is also tasty, but if we are being honest, Pineapple, like a lot of other produce is so much better in it's fresh form.  So, the local grocery store had a sale on produce which included pineapples.  I thought why not, so I got one.  I procrastinated a few days, how do you tell when these things are ripe anyway?  But the real reason for procrastinating was how on earth do you open a pineapple? I got some handy advice from my  mom and I watched the video in the link below.  Between my mom and the video it went well>  Ah, small victories.
An easy way to cut a Pineapple open.
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@MALUSE (36918)
• Germany
17 Jan 17
Your fingers must have been very sticky after the procedure!
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@FayeHazel (14948)
• United States
17 Jan 17
Ah yes, it was slippery too, wanted to get away from me
@Corbin5 (95913)
• United States
17 Jan 17
So glad the video worked out well for you. My husband has a contraption that cores pineapples, but I guess he does the slicing off of the outer layer.
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@FayeHazel (14948)
• United States
17 Jan 17
I know my parents have a device too -- looks like an apple core-r only bigger. They say it's hard to use though
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@louievill (17623)
• Philippines
17 Jan 17
This knowledge is a must if you have plans on visiting a tropical country like the Philippines someday.
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@FayeHazel (14948)
• United States
17 Jan 17
Ah ... I imagine you guys can grow pineapple there?
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@louievill (17623)
• Philippines
17 Jan 17
@FayeHazel yes we do but it's more on the Southern part of the country, I think Dole and Del Monte have plantations here. I live in a city in Metro Manila named after the Pineapple, that is Las PInas but not really because we have plantations but because the place was known during the Spanish colonial period to produce a very fine and expensive fabric similar to silk made from pineapple fibers.
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@much2say (38130)
• United States
17 Jan 17
My kids like a good Hawaiian pizza (with ham and pineapples) . I've had the canned ones all my life too - but a nice fresh one is awesome! I asked the produce lady who was stacking the pineapples how to find a ripe one . . . and the cutting part I think I watched on some cooking show once. It's not like I get it often, so I always need a refresher course when I do .
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@FayeHazel (14948)
• United States
17 Jan 17
Oh I know, right? It's like after I'm done eating this one I think I'll be set on pineapple for a bit, unless we're talking pineapple juice which is just delicious.... what did the produce lady say?
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@much2say (38130)
• United States
22 Jan 17
@FayeHazel Well at the time she mentioned it should be kinda yellowish and something about pressing it in for the softness - and she said most of the ones she had stacked there was ready to eat (I guess that's why there were on such a good sale).
@Gillygirl (16793)
• Sutton, England
17 Jan 17
Lol! I learnt how to cut a pineapple but get my husband to do it when possible as pineapples are messy. I like pineapple on pizza
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@FayeHazel (14948)
• United States
17 Jan 17
It was a bit slippery and messy now that you mention. :-) You may have my portion of the pineapple pizza :-)
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@Gillygirl (16793)
• Sutton, England
17 Jan 17
@FayeHazel Lol - yes please, I'll put your pineapple on my pizza.
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@FayeHazel (14948)
• United States
17 Jan 17
@Gillygirl Oh yeah lol! All yours
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@sabtraversa (12037)
• Italy
17 Jan 17
I've always let others cut the pineapple. But I guess I'll need to look for tutorials when I'll live alone. Once you try the fresh flavor, you won't like canned one as you used to. Thumbs up for the NO pineapple on pizza! Well, never tried, but yeah, it sounds like a crime here.
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@MALUSE (36918)
• Germany
17 Jan 17
Pineapple on pizza is a perversity.
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@FayeHazel (14948)
• United States
17 Jan 17
@MALUSE Oh I so agree.....
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@FayeHazel (14948)
• United States
17 Jan 17
Oh yes, pineapple on pizza is gross. The pineapple gets hot and ugh. You're right, fresh is a lot better. When you're ready to cut one on your own don't be intimidated --- it wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
18 Jan 17
That would be my first question too how do you know when they are ripe.
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@FayeHazel (14948)
• United States
18 Jan 17
I'm not exactly sure myself, either.... I just happened to get lucky with the one I picked...
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@fishtiger58 (30383)
• Momence, Illinois
19 Jan 17
@FayeHazel I looked it up, it says to smell the butt end of the pineapple if you can smell the fruit it's ripe, also if you press it firmly between your finger and thumb and it gives slightly it's ripe. Also if it's heavier than others it's ripe as there is more juice in it. If a pineapple is picked before it's ripe it will not ripen like some fruits will.
18 Jan 17
I don't know how to cut a pineapple... but i like pine apple..
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@FayeHazel (14948)
• United States
18 Jan 17
It wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be
19 Jan 17
You must be know more than me...!!
@tzwrites (4392)
• Romania
18 Jan 17
I still struggle opening a pineapple without cutting my hand open.
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@FayeHazel (14948)
• United States
18 Jan 17
They do get slippery. The lady in the video suggested hanging on to it with a paper towel I think...
@thelme55 (13655)
• Germany
18 Jan 17
It is very easy cutting and peeling a pineapple. I grow up with it as we have some pineapple in the front yard when I was a child. I have planted pineapple too. I love everything with pineapple.
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@FayeHazel (14948)
• United States
18 Jan 17
I can't imagine how nice to be in a place where pineapples grow.
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@shaggin (35572)
• United States
17 Jan 17
I cut both ends off then slice down the sides. I then turn it on its sides and slice it. Then I cut it in half and cut off the core and make sure all of the outside covering is completely removed. My family always ate canned pineapple growing up. When I was pregnant with my first child 12-13 years ago we went to my aunts house for a holiday dinner. Her daughter and I were both pregnant and she cut up a bunch of fresh pineapple for us. It was the first time I ever had it and it is amazing! So much better then canned!
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@FayeHazel (14948)
• United States
17 Jan 17
The difference fresh to canned is amazing. That sounds like a good way to cut the pineapple, too- sounds easier to get the ouside brown stuff off
@TRBRocks420 (70815)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Jan 17
I love fresh pineapple too and, wise advice on opening one.
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@FayeHazel (14948)
• United States
17 Jan 17
That video was so cute. She says you can plant the top.... hmmm.....
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@Jam4321 (581)
• Jamaica
17 Jan 17
I always like my pineapple fresh and the first time I also had to seek help but can now do it on my own.
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@FayeHazel (14948)
• United States
17 Jan 17
It wasn't as difficult as I thought it might be
@nomus24g (20254)
• India
17 Jan 17
yes, saw this video on Youtube n Facebook
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@FayeHazel (14948)
• United States
17 Jan 17
I like how the lady in the video has tropical music playing in the background
@Happy2BeMe (71960)
• Canada
17 Jan 17
I love pineapple. I usually it already opened at the local grocery store. I really had no idea it was so easy to do. lol I do agree with you that pineapple does not go on pizza!! So Wrong!
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@FayeHazel (14948)
• United States
17 Jan 17
Oh cool - I didn't know you could get it already prepared - fresh... might look at that too. But yeah - it's not too bad, easier than I thought it would be
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@jaboUK (52687)
• United Kingdom
18 Jan 17
I didn't think it was that complicated - all you have to do is chop the skin off. The best pineapple I ever tasted was on the beach in Thailand. A little old lady used to come by every day with fresh peinapple all chopped up into bite size pieces. Delicious.
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@JudyEv (115612)
• Bunbury, Australia
18 Jan 17
I was well and truly adult before I tackled and ate a real pineapple - and I love a Hawaiian pizza! :)
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@silvermist (18034)
• India
17 Jan 17
I too like Pineapple.It is vey common here.I even like them on Pizzas.
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@Tampa_girl7 (24207)
• United States
18 Jan 17
I always enjoy fresh pineapple.
@Kandae11 (33466)
18 Jan 17
I have eaten only the fresh pineapples. I like them but I don't like the task of cutting off the skin.