Did you know that while cutting a pineapple, you tend to throw away most of the stuff? It is true no matter how harsh it may sound. Pineapple is a delicious fruit, but it comes packed with thorns and unless you clean the thorns completely, you cannot really eat the fruit. Cutting a pineapple is quite an art by itself, and something to learn from your grandmother. More..
Can You Freeze Fresh Pineapple ?
If you want pineapple throughout the year, then you need to find ways of storing it. Frozen pineapple can be used for several things like pizza toppings, or as dessert, fruit salads, ice cream toppings and several other things.
A pineapple is very tasty and sweet.It is actually not related to the pine or the apple. It just resembles a pine cone in appearance. That is where it got its name from. However, cutting and storing a pineapple takes a lot of effort. First of all you have to peel the thorny skin from the top of the pineapple and then cut the pineapple. The insides of the pineapple are also full of thorns too. That is when you cut it up into slices you will see small brown thorns sticking out of the pulp. You will have to carefully remove these before you serve the fruit so that the thorns do not get stuck in your throat when you eat the slices.
You can cut the fruit up into small pieces and store them in a Ziploc packet or you can slice it up and store it in the freezer. Make sure you pour the juice over the pieces before freezing them. Avoid storing it in sugar syrup as it serves no purpose and just adds to the calories. In order to freeze the pineapple, make sure you have cleaned them thoroughly from the thorns. Cut it up into small pieces and then put them in a can or a freezer bag and store it. Pineapple stored in the freezer stays for up to one year. Beyond this time period, it is not advisable to use the stores pineapple.