Pineapple seems to be the main star of most of juicing lately. With its delicious sweetness and just the right a minute of acidity it pineapple seems to hide a lot of the green flavor that my kids and husband don’t like. One of the nice benefits of pineapples is that it helps with digestion. It’s also a good source of potassium and has vitamin C and iron.
When I first started getting pineapple I was a little intimidated. I wasn’t quite sure how to cut it, But it did not take long for me to learn. It’s important to find a firm pineapple with yellow color overall. Also – the heavier the pineapple the more juice! To cut the pineapple, I typically start by cutting off the top and bottom giving me a firm base to rest the pineapple. Then I slice the slides as close to the fruit as possible simply trimming the outer covering. I typically slice the fruit into thirds cutting the pineapple from the top to the bottom and then cut strips out of each third.
If I serve it as a snack I will continue cutting strips into cubes, or sometimes my kids just like to have a big stick. But, producing a keep it in the stick form as it makes it easier to juice at a quick pace.
For about $2.50 per pineapple, I can provide a great snack for the family, and an awesome element for our juice. It may be a bit more work than buying prepared pineapple at the store, but is definitely worth it!