How to keep pineapple fresh

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How to keep pineapple fresh
Pineapples are composed of small fruits that are fused together. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

Pineapples are high in vitamin C and dietary fibre. Pineapples do not continue to ripen once they are removed from the plant. After you select a ripe pineapple, it needs stored properly to keep it fresh. Pineapples are highly perishable and do not last long at room temperature. Buy a pineapple only if you plan to use it soon to prevent eating low quality produce.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Airtight container
  • Freezer containers
  • Pineapple juice or sugar syrup

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Store a fresh pineapple at room temperature for two days. Pineapples perish quickly when left at room temperature and will begin to ferment.

  2. 2

    Place the pineapple inside a plastic perforated bag. Store it in the refrigerator in the fruit bin to extend the shelf life to three to five days.

  3. 3

    Cut fresh pineapple and store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Use the pineapple within two to four days.

  4. 4

    Place freshly cut pineapple into freezer containers. Cover the pineapple with pineapple juice or a syrup solution. Make a simple syrup solution by combining 2 cups of white sugar with 4 cups of cold water. Store the pineapple for up to six months in the freezer.

Tips and warnings

  • Select pineapples that appear orange in colour with bright green leaves. Fresh pineapples will have a strong sweet scent.
  • Frozen pineapple will lose some of its flavour or texture when frozen.

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