View Full Version : Freezing pineapples?
08-14-2007, 10:11 AM
Hi all. My local grocer has a sale on pineapples right now. 98 cents for a whole pineapple! They are starting to be past their prime but still good. Is there anyway to keep them for future use if I buy a few? I know that some of ya'll freeze the core for smoothies but can you freeze the fruit as well? I would want them for smoothies as well not to eat as fresh fruit.
BTW, I'm going to post how to cut a mango and an avocado for the newbies in another post. As soon as I can figure out how to word it. Mangoes and avocados can be daunting till you get the hang of it. Super simple once shown how.
08-14-2007, 10:27 AM
I store them upside down until I cut them. When I cut them, I cut the green off and then put them back in fridge for at minimum a day - cut side down. This allows the citrus and sugars to run through the entire pineapple. I have a pineapple slicer/corer. I then use that, then lay the cut pieces on a cookie sheet (core too) and freeze. When frozen, I bag those bad boys up. The core works perfect too in smoothies.
08-14-2007, 10:29 AM
Mango slicer - it's worth the investment:
08-14-2007, 10:35 AM
Thanks VeganforLife! (great show with Revvell BTW) I will go back and buy a few and then follow your excellent instructions! Well done. Thanks.
Mango slicer, huh? There is definitely a gadget out there for everything, isn't there? I just love mangoes - which are on sale right now too.....
08-14-2007, 10:38 AM
Thanks. Hopefully you've listen to the other shows as well - excellent!
At that price for pineapples, I'd be buying oodles of them!!! WOW!!!
08-14-2007, 10:46 AM
I am so glad to know you can freeze them. There is a stand at our market that has pineapples, mini watermelons and cantelopes for $1 each on thursdays. Now that I know they freeze well, you know I will stock up before they don't have them so cheap anymore.
Nurse in the Raw
08-14-2007, 12:20 PM
I freeze all my fruit including pineapples in small baggies so when I am ready for a smoothie, I just pop them in the blender.
08-14-2007, 03:59 PM
I cut my pineapple the day I buy them. Chunk them up, core and all, and freeze in freezer bags. Ready to go for smoothie heaven.
08-14-2007, 04:58 PM
I just love pineapple and they make a smoothie taste so good. I got some pineapple for $2.50 a piece and thought that was a great deal. What i did with my last ones was cut up in small pieces and dehydrated them. Even my grandson who hates pineapple loves them and now i have to keep an eye on my good raw foods as the kids will sneak them on me. I dehydrated both the pineapple tidbits and tart cherries that we picked. The grandkids did not like them raw but dehydrated they love them. I dont mind letting them have some but wish they were older so they would decided to go strickly raw. If they want to eat the fruit then they should also eat the other goodies we get to eat.
08-14-2007, 07:49 PM
This is how I freeze a pineapple: I pull the crown off, then cut it in half through the core, then cut each half in thirds, so that I have six pieces, 60° each, with the angle going through the length of the core. Then I take each sector and cut the rind off and store in the fridge to gnaw on. The rest I cut in half. I put the twelve chunks in the bag and put the bag in the fridge.
08-14-2007, 07:56 PM
I'm pretty sure you can freeze pineapple... as kids we used to love cutting them into chunks and freezing them - made great summer treats!! Hey - I'm looking forward to reading your post on how to cut a mango and an avocado!! I didn't realize there was a proper way to cut them! very cool! :D
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