How to cut a Pineapple

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Not a recipe today, but an instruction. You often see the fruit perfectly cut in the supermarket or in YouTube videos. If you see that, you want to try it yourself. A short instruction can have a big impact on your life! You only have to see it once and you won’t forget it for the rest of your life! Just follow the instructions and you’ll be done in no time! In this article, we’ll take a closer look at how to make cut a pineapple.

Selecting the right Pineapple

Before we go into the ”hacks” to cut a pineapple, it’s important that you select the right pineapple. If you look closely at a Pineapple, I can imagine that you think I will buy a container where the pineapple has already been cut into pieces. This is easier, but you will also notice it will cost more money. You cut a Pineapple in a few minutes. The first step is to make sure to select a ripe pineapple. If you buy a Pineapple in the supermarket between March and July, you can assume that they will be good immediately. This is the high season for this fruit.

Ripe Pineapple

If you want to be sure whether a pineapple is ripe, there are a number of parts that you can pay attention to. The first part is the leaves at the top. These must be green. If you see that the leaves are already a bit brown, I would recommend not to buy these. The color is also important for the pineapple itself. If the Pineapple itself is not yet very green, it is not yet ripe enough. If you like the color, the next step is to give the pineapple a quick squeeze.

When you gently squeeze the pineapple, you will notice that it can be pressed slightly. This is the signal that the pineapple is ripe. When you press / squeeze the fruit and it feels hard, the fruit is not yet ripe. The last part that I always pay attention to is the smell. Smell the Pineapple, if it’s a sweet scent, you know it’s good! You can buy this Pineapple safely!

Below a short summary to select the right pineapple:

  • Leaves on top needs to be green
  • The Pineapple looks yellow (not totally green)
  • You can press the pineapple a little bit
  • You can smell the sweet scent

selecting the right pineapple
Pineapple is to green, just not ripe enough!


Pineapple Cutting Hack

If you are searching for the right Pineapple Hack, you will see a lot of examples on YouTube. The post that went viral started with the removal of the leaves. You have to turn the leaves and you will find that you can easily pull them out. Then you roll the pineapple over harder soil. Try to apply some force. After rolling, you can simply press the pieces in with your thumb. You will notice that the yellow parts are easier than the green parts. I personally don’t think this is really a pineapple cutting hack. It actually takes too long. In addition, you will still need a knife to get everything loose. But you can always try! I’m curious about your comments!

How to cut a Pineapple in cubes

Below the step-by-step plan to cut a pineapple in cubes. This is the first method. The steps below are also further explained.

  1. Cut the crown and bottom of the pineapple
  2. Cut the pineapple in half (vertical)
  3. Place your knife left and right to the middle and remove the center
  4. Make two vertical cuts and five horizontal cuts
  5. Place your knife blade tightly above the skin and move it downwards

I will explain the steps even further. The first thing you want to do is to remove the crown and the bottom. You could use the crown to grow another pineapple. More on this later. After removing the top and bottom, cut the Pineapple in half vertically. So you now have two halves where you can see the pulp. The middle now contains the core that you want to have removed. Place your knife to the left and right of the center and press diagonally to the back. Remove the core. Then do this with the other half as well. You will now have 4 pieces. Make two vertical cuts and five horizontal cuts in the pulp. Then place your knife on the pulp and move your knife to the back of the pineapple. The cuts will create the cubes! Watch the video below for the video instructions!

How to cut a Pineapple in Rings

The second method is to cut the pineapple in rings. Below the step-by-step plan to cut a pineapple in rings. The steps below are also further explained.

  1. Cut the crown and bottom of the pineapple
  2. Remove the skin of the pineapple
  3. Remove the eyes
  4. Put the pineapple on the side and cut vertical (choose the desired thickness)
  5. Remove the core (knife or cookie cutter)

As with the first method, the first thing is to remove the head and bottom of the pineapple. Instead of cutting the pineapple in half, start by removing the skin. Make sure to remove as many eyes as possible. You can’t eat these. You can use a knife to remove it. It depends on how much skin you cut away, if that is too little you will notice that many eyes are still visible! When the eyes are all gone, place the pineapple on its side. Determine the thickness you want for the rings and you can start cutting. When you have cut the rings, you only have to remove the core. You can do this with a kitchen knife or with a cookie cutter if you have one!

How to store a Pineapple

So I told you two ways to cut your pineapple. You will see that you have quite a few cubes or rings. It is therefore important to know how to store them and for how long. It would be a shame to throw this delicious fruit away.

If you have leftovers, you can keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. I myself keep it for a maximum of 4 days. You have to keep an eye on this yourself how the color is, how it smells and tastes. I like a pineapple so much that it is usually completely finished after the 2nd day. You can also put the container in the freezer. It stays good here for months. How long have I never tested, but half a year must be feasible! If you have tested this, I am very curious about this! Let us know in the comments!

Grow a New Pineapple with the Crown

Everyone always throws away the crown. Still, it’s nice to save this time for your kids. You can get a new pineapple. This will take months and is not easy, but it is possible. Below the steps:

  1. Remove the Crown from the top of the Pineapple
  2. Remove the lower leaves and any flesh still attached to the crown
  3. Place the Crown in a pot of water
  4. Place the Crown in a pot of soil

So the first step is to remove the crown. When removed, there may be green leaves or flesh attached to the crown. You can remove these. You will notice that a dot / stem, don’t cut this away. Then place the stem in a pot of water. Place the pot in a warm place, but not in direct sunlight. I recommend changing the water every 3-4 days. When you notice a root you transfer the crown to a pot with soil. maintain the plant well and a new pineapple will slowly grow. This also depends on the correct temperature!

how to cut a pineapple

How to cut a Pineapple

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Two easy ways to cut a Pineapple in Rings and Cubes. This Pineapple Cutting Hack is so easy, everyone can do this!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Brazil
Servings 2 Pineapples
Calories 453 kcal

Equipment

  • Knife

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Pineapple (Rings)
  • 1 Pineapple (Cubes)

Instructions
 

First method: Cutting the Pineapple in Cubes

  • Cut the crown and bottom of the pineapple.
  • Cut the pineapple in half (vertical).
  • Place your knife left and right to the middle and remove the center.
  • Make two vertical cuts and five horizontal cuts.
  • Place your knife blade tightly above the skin and move it downwards

Second method: Cutting the Pineapple in Rings

  • Cut the head and bottom of the pineapple.
  • Remove the skin of the pineapple.
  • Remove the eyes.
  • Put the pineapple on the side and cut vertical (choose the desired thickness).
  • Remove the core (knife or cookie cutter).

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 453kcalCarbohydrates: 119gProtein: 5gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 986mgFiber: 13gSugar: 89gVitamin A: 525IUVitamin C: 433mgCalcium: 118mgIron: 3mg
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FAQ Cutting a Pineapple

Below you can find the most frequently asked questions:

How long does it take to cut a Pineapple?
The total instructions can be done within 5 minutes.

Which ingredients do I need for this recipe?
The ingredients you need for this recipe are two pineapples. You can use the first one to create the cubes. The second pineapple for the rings.

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