Selecting and Storing Pineapple

Pineapples have been on special recently, so if you like fresh pineapple, this is the time to grab some.

When selecting a pineapple, look for fully ripe fruit that yields slightly to finger pressure. The rind should look bright not dull and may be either green or yellow. A pineapple should smell sweet. A sour smell means that the pineapple has already begun to spoil. When a pineapple is ready to eat, the leaves pull out easily.

If the pineapple you bring home is fully ripe, it will keep in the refrigerator in a plastic bag for three to five days.

Cut pineapple keep better than whole fruit. Pineapple chunks in an airtight container should keep in the refrigerator up to a week.

If the pineapple you bring home is not quite ripe, leave it at room temperature for one to two days. When the leaves pull out easily, it is ready to eat.

For more tips on keeping food fresh, check out these posts:

Keep Strawberries Fresh Longer
Keep Asparagus Fresh Longer
How to Store Mushrooms
How to Keep Tomatoes Fresh
Keeping Sweet Corn Sweet
How to Store Avocados
Refrigerate It Right: No More Frozen Produce in the Fridge
The Best Way to Store Fresh Herbs 
Keep Lemons Fresh  Longer
Controlled Ripening of Bananas
Storing Peppers
Storing Nuts
Caring for Blueberries 
Choosing and Storing Cantaloupes
Keep Cucumbers Fresh

This post is linked to Financial Friday, Latest and Greatest and  House of Hepworths.