Eaten fresh, in salads, gelatins and cooking. Good-quality pineapples are firm, large and have fresh-looking green tops. Pick a pineapple with skin that is as yellow as possible with no soft spots. Yellow pineapples were allowed to ripen longer and have a higher sugar TipSummary. Once a pineapple is picked, it will not ripen.
Avoid product with dry brown leaves, soft spots, watery bruises with an unpleasant smell or patches of mold.
Pineapple is available year-round from Hawaii, Australia, Philippines, Thailand, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Costa Rica.
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