Tuesday, April 5, 2011

#Pineapples #Benefits

I LOVE pineapple. 

So the other day I was at my local health foods store and one of the workers always puts on a food demonstration or features a food product from the store that week, usually whatever is on sale. I walked in and beelined to her because I wanted to know what was featured plus my stomach was growling. She was serving strawberries and pineapple. 

I said I would love to buy pineapple fresh but I don't know how to cut the skin off. She showed me. Wow, so simple! 

First you see if the fruit is ripened. The way you can tell is if it has yellow in the vines of the skin. If it's green, it's not sweet yet. If it's part yellow then it's half sweetened. Let it sit on the counter until it turns yellow. Don't wait too long though because it can spoil quickly. Once it's ripe, you pull off the top with your hand. Then you cut off the top and the bottom. Cut the pineapple in half. Then you'll cut a "V" into the middle of each half to remove the stemmy core. Then you slice it like you do with cantaloupe to remove the melon from the rind. Serve. Voila!

The pineapples were on sale for 97 cents each! 

The pineapple I picked out was partial green and yellow. 

One day later, it was nearly all yellow. I cut into it the way I learned how and it was so easy! The fruit is perfectly sweetened. I got a bunch of fruit for the little pineapple I had chosen! I am sure I'll be buying more from now on!

I've always chosen pineapple for their natural anti-inflammatory benefits. They are also high in vitamins and have digestive benefits. They are mega immune supporters, mainly vitamin C. They offer antioxidant defenses. Benefits of pineapples.

Have you eaten any pineapple this week? 

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