An extremely delicious fruit, pineapple is best eaten when fresh. Native to the southern parts of Brazil and Paraguay, the fruit can be eaten on its own or used in desserts and other types of fruit dishes. You can also add yogurt, whipped cream or crushed nuts to pineapple and relish its flavor. Pineapple upside-down cake is one of the desserts that are extremely popular with kids. Whatever be the way you want to consume the fruit, the first thing that you need to know is how to cut it. With the aim of helping you out, we have listed the procedure of how to cut a pineapple, in the lines below.
Cutting Fresh Pineapple
- The first step towards cutting a pineapple would be to select a good quality fruit.
- While buying pineapple, pick ones that have a sweet and fresh smell and avoid the ones bruised or mushy to the touch.
- Placing the pineapple on its side, cut off its crown as well as the stem.
- Now, you need to make the pineapple stand upright, on one of the ends.
- Start slicing off the skin of the pineapple, going from top to the bottom. Try to keep the slices thin and leave as much flesh as possible.
- The next step would be to remove the eye spots, which can be seen on a diagonal, on the pineapple.
- With the help of a knife, cut a V-shaped groove along the diagonal line. Remove a set of eye spots with each cut.
- You can now start cutting the pineapple, in any way that you want.
After you have sliced off the outer covering of the pineapple and removed the eyes as well, it is the time to cut it into pieces. You can choose one of the following two cuts:
- One of the options is to cut circles. Depending upon the width that suits your needs; simply cut the pineapple in circle slices. After cutting each circle slice, make sure to core it.
- You can also cut the pineapple into cubes or wedges, for which you need to cut it into halves first and then quarters. After cutting each quarter, remember to core it.