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Baby Pineapple

Apr 25, 2019

This smaller version of a regular pineapple is sweeter and more fragrant.

Appearance and Flavor
They are less than 5 inches tall and the fronds are no longer than 2 inches from the top. The fronds are sharp and have more spikes than the larger version. The skin is golden orange and the flesh is bright yellow.

Ways to Enjoy
They are mostly used as a garnish or décor; however, they can be used like regular pineapple in salads, dessert, and juices. The only difference is they are entirely edible minus the fronds. They are picked when ripe and will not ripen further. To tell if they are ripe, check for the signature pineapple smell and their center leaves should be a bit loose. They will also turn a deep green with a glossy hue. Avoid those that are brown or have soft spots. If they have brown leaves they are inedible. For you next spring gathering; try this eye appealing salad

Availability/Origin
Year-round. They are imported from Brazil, Hawaii and Thailand.

Storage
Whole on the counter they will last 2 to 3 days when in the fridge you will get another 2 days. When cut and kept in an air tight container in the fridge they will last around 3 days.

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