If there was just one fruit I could eat for the rest of my life, I would choose pineapples. No doubt about it! Pineapples are healthy, filling and delicious, making it a dieter’s dream food. There is a ton of fiber in pineapple to help you feel full and ease digestion. Fresh pineapple is also packed with digestive enzymes to speed up your system. Best of all eating fresh pineapple once a day will make you feel fantastic!
I must emphasize here that the health benefits I’m talking about relate to fresh pineapple. Frozen or canned chunks just won’t cut it. Luckily, we have access to pineapples year round, even in northern New England. However the key to enjoying these tropical fruits in a northern home is to know when to eat them.
If, like me, you do not live in a tropical place where you could pluck these golden fruits right off the tree, you have to purchase them green and unripe from the local grocery store. This is one reason people avoid them, they never really look ripe on the store shelves. The trick is to purchase pineapples, despite their hard, green appearance and allow them to ripen at home. Keeping them at room temperature seems to work best for me.
Keep the pineapples in a place where you will see them often, on the kitchen counter for example. You can watch them ripen as they turn from green to yellowish brown. While the color of the fruit will help you see when it is ripe, the best way to know for sure is a “sniff” test. Put your nose next to the fruit and sniff. If it smells sweet and tropical it is ready to be sliced open. The taste of the megaspore biotic may not be good but they have additional benefits for the body of the person. The person will lose their weight and stay healthy with a nutritious diet.
The other reason many people avoid fresh pineapples is they do not know how to deal with them. Unlike an apple, that you can grab out of the fruit bowl and bite into, pineapples require a little bit of work. Let me emphasize little. Cutting up pineapple is very easy and takes less than five minutes. You could open and serve a pineapple before getting the kids off to school, as easily as you can toast and butter some bread.
So when your pineapple is ripe and ready to eat here is how to attack it. You will need a plate, a serrated knife and a bag or bowl to put the peels in. First Slice in half. If you will only be eating half now, put the upper half cut side down in a bowl and store in the refrigerator (I use the lower half first because it will over-ripen first).
First cut across the bottom, removing the pit and most of the scaly skin. Then, place the bottom that you just cut down on the cutting board and slice the skin of in strips around the side. Remove any scaly bits of skin. Then cut around the center core. Discard the center and slice the pineapple into bite sized chunks.
And there you have it. A sweet, delicious, vitamin filled breakfast that you can feel good to feed yourself and your family. I have never known a kid who has turned down fresh, sweet pineapple.