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Pineapple Time!

Pineapples are a fruit from a tropical plant that I love.  They grow in the ground (believe it or not).  Pineapples are loaded with vitamin C and do taste great. I think everyone has had some, but many people used canned and did not venture into buying them fresh.  My daughter lives in an area that has an abundance of pineapple growth.  She looks forward to it, and that is understandable.

Cut a Pineapple

Many people have trouble cutting pineapples, so they buy them prepackaged which are costly. We all like to save money and to buy them whole is often the best price if you are willing to work some. There are a few tricks, and I am going to show you what I have learned to do over time.

My attempt here is to show you my cutting and the reality of what happens occasionally. This core method can turn out great or has flaws. I could have removed the top and slid off the pineapple rings. I always try.  You can purchase this on Amazon. Check it out here!

Steps in Cutting

  1. Take off the rind

Chop off the top and bottom of the pineapple.  Use a sharp knife and a cutting board. Cut off all the skin including the brown thorn spots. It works best to cut in 1-inch sections around the fruit.




  1. Slice The Pineapple

Stand up the pineapple and cut it in half through the middle. Then cut the halves into four pieces. You will have eight in total that looks somewhat like triangles.


  1. Remove the Core

Lay the pieces on their side and cut the tip off with a knife. This is the core that you ate cutting off. That goes in the garbage.


  1. Cut and Eat

Chop the pineapple into the size that you want. Chunks are a great size.

Some Health Benefits of Pineapples

  1. Cancer prevention: Pineapples are loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C. They both aid the body and help protect it from cancer.
  2. Digestive health: If you have any digestive issues, pineapples may be your stomach’s solution. In fact, Hawaiians eat pineapple after eating big meals to help with digestion.
  3. Coughs: The high vitamin C is a benefit to your immune system and research shows that pineapple could be a natural cough remedy.
  4. Bone health: The fruit has high manganese content that contributions in bones strength, growth, and repair.
  5. Oral health: According to research, pineapples are a natural way to enhancement your oral health.
  6. Arthritis: Pineapple has been found to reduce inflammation in joints and muscles.

There are many more benefits. There is also a common concern. Be careful your lips, gums, and tongue might experience some tenderness or sensitivity if you eat too much pineapple.

So how about going out and getting a pineapple?

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