Pineapple is one of my favourite fruits. My family loves it very much especially if it is sweet. I grew up eating lots of pineapples. Malaysia is a pineapple-growing nation. Pineapples are very sweet and cheap there. I used to plant them in my backyard. They are extremely delicious when plucked ripe from the plant.
Pineapple is a very healthy fruit and comes with various health benefits. It is loaded with vitamins and minerals and rich in fiber. It is also rich in manganese, a trace mineral that is very important for building bones and connective tissues.
I buy pineapples very often and I always have to cut to serve everyone. I thought it’s high time my children learn how to cut pineapples. I had to show them. All you need is a very good, sharp knife and I mean very sharp. You need a chopping board too.
Almost all my friends who saw me cut pineapples were surprised. It’s obvious they do it very differently. This is how I always do it. I think cutting this way minimises wastage. I actually enjoy cutting out the eyes of the pineapple. I thought it’s fun.
Firstly, cut off the top and the bottom of the pineapple. Let it sit on one end and then cut off the skin from top to bottom.
Then cut out the eyes, row by row, turning the pineapple as you cut.
After that’s done, rinse the pineapple under water to clean it and then cut into half. Slice into small pieces lengthwise.
Cut off the tough centre and then cut into smaller pieces. You can enjoy eating them just as they are or you can sprinkle some salt over it. Not only does salt make it taste sweeter but it helps to prevent your tongue being ‘cut’ by the pineapple. When we were young, we even ate it with soya sauce and sugar. You can also make pineapple juice too, which is another of my family favourites.
Do you like pineapples? How do you cut your pineapples? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
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