gorgeous pineapples supplied by Aussie Pineapples & Bite Communications
Love pineapples? Me too! Aussie Pineapples sent me a beautiful basket of pineapples. Here’s the dish on this king of fruits.
- Aussie pineapples are sweet and available all year-round with regular peaks.
- The skin colour of a pineapple can change throughout the year, but they’re always ripe and ready to eat once in store.
- Pineapples are the perfect partner for fish, meat, your favourite desserts and other tropical fruits. You can also use pineapple to tenderise meat because bromelain – a phytochemical found in the fruit – breaks down proteins.
- You can store chopped pineapple in an airtight container in the fridge for up to six days and in the freezer for up to six months.
- Select fruit that feels heavy for its size and check it doesn’t have soft spots or bruises. If it has a top, the leaves should be fresh and green.
- Pineapples are an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese, which is good for bone health. They are also a good source of thiamin, magnesium and vitamin B6. Pineapples contain fibre and bromelain, which makes them a terrific food for gut health.
Aussie Pineapple Cutting Life Hacks
- Slicing a pineapple is easy when you know how. Select a large sharp knife and always cut away from your body.
- Chop off the crown and base, then slice down around the edges to remove the skin.
- Cut pineapple lengthways in half and then into quarters.
- Remove the core cutting from t op to base (or leave it if you prefer your pineapple crunchy).
- Slice quarters into bite size pieces
Aussie Pineapples Storage Life Hacks
- Store any uneaten pineapple pieces in an air-tight container in the fridge.
- You can also store chopped pineapple in a freezer. If you buy pineapple at its peak and freeze it, you can have a supply for up to six months.
- That way you always know you’ll have some delicious pineapple on hand, ready to enjoy and share anywhere, anytime.
- Frozen pineapple is a great addition to morning smoothies and juices – adding a touch of sweetness, vitamin C and fibre.
Aussie Pineapples Pot Plant Life Hacks
Did you know that pineapples are bromeliads? I have a tonne of them in my garden, including pineapples. Most of them I’ve grown myself.
It’s the easiest thing ever!
- chop the crown off the pineapple
- fill your pot with potting mix – use gloves if you’re getting your hands in there
- make a little hole in the centre of the pot
- place pineapple into the centre hole and press it down a little into the potting mix
- layer a little more potting mix on top
- et voila – you have a pineapple plant!
- water regularly and it will grow into a gorgeous pot plant
Do you love pineapples too? What’s your favourite way to eat them? I love them fresh with mint, frozen added to smoothies, on top of a pizza, grilled on the barbecue, inside gluten free muffins, and in a fabulous jungle curry!
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pineapples were gifted by Aussie Pineapples