View Full Version : Ripening a pineapple ?
07-21-2007, 03:15 PM
I bought a pineapple today but the bottom half looks ripe (yellowish) the top half is green, what's the best way to get the top half ripe? I cut off the top stem and flipped the pineapple upside down on a plate, (stem side down), will that help it, I thought I read that somewhere on here one time.
07-21-2007, 03:32 PM
I'm not sure; my sister and I discussing this after she bought one on Thursdays. All I know is that I have read on the web that pineapples cannot be ripened once picked...I don't know- maybe it has worked for someone else
07-21-2007, 03:41 PM
I always take the pineapple and store it upside down (perhaps leaned against something) or at least on it's side. I've ripened many pineapples...get them and their green...leave 'em for a few days or so as I indicated and then they turn nice and yellow and when cut, SWEEEEET! LOL!
I know VeganforLife has a little trick she uses too where I think she leaves it on the counter for a couple of days, then cuts ONLY the top portion off and then refrigerates it upside down on a plate for a little longer or something like that.
I'll see if I can find her post if she doesn't chime in first!
Okay, here is what Veganforlife posted once:
"I USED to get sores from pineapple, until I learned HOW to store and cut them. When you get your pineapple, until you are ready to use it, store it green top side down. Then a day before you want to eat it, cut the green top off and store cut side down in the fridge AT LEAST overnight. I've even stored them a week and they've been fine. This allows all the acid and sugar in the pinapple to drain thoroughly throughout. I learned this from someone who lives in Hawaii. It truly works. I gave up eating pineapples because it hurt my mouth so bad until I tried it this way. They are sooooo sweet when using the abovementioned method. It makes sense, they grow green side up, they are shipped green side up, and displayed in the store green side up. So flipping it when you bring it home, then cutting it and storing it in fridge cut side down disperses all the goodness. Try it and see...
07-21-2007, 04:00 PM
Thanks Rawkinlocs! I knew it was posted somewhere on here before, but I couldn't find it. This is a great idea, I just hope I can wait a couple of days to eat it!!!:D
07-21-2007, 04:00 PM
I was always under the impression that a pineapple had to be picked ripe or else there way no to ripen at home. I guess you guys blew that theory right out of the water!
07-21-2007, 04:02 PM
Here are Lucy's tips ~ The best way to cut a pineapple is to first of all, let it get good and yellow. I store mine at home green side down. Then when all yellow, cut off the green and store in the fridge at LEAST overnight (cut side down). I've let mine got three days or more. The sugars will spread throughout the entire pineapple. I had to stop eating them because they had a "bite". They were so acidic it would burn my tongue. Preparing them this way, I have never had one bite me! My dd told me about this. She knew someone that lived in Hawaii and that's how they do it. I've turned so many folks on to this - it really works!
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