View Full Version : How do you get pineapple to ripen....
01-10-2009, 11:36 AM
without going bad first?
I bought two green pineapples at the store the other day and they are going bad now, before they have even got ripe!
I have just had them sitting on my counter. When they are ripe I put them upside down. So how do I get them to ripen up and not go all brown and yucky?
01-10-2009, 11:38 AM
paper bag? I really don't know...
01-10-2009, 11:40 AM
i don't know either. usually, mine are ok when i wait for them to ripen and i refrigerate them at the ripened stage. i try to buy ones that already look ripe. sometimes i leave them out too long and they spoil. i had a wonderful pineapple for breakfast this morning.
I don't remember where I got this idea, but here's what I do.
When I get the pineapple home, I twist off the green spiked top, then I turn the pineapply upside down (so, where the spiked top was is now on the bottom) and I let it sit.
It sounds silly I know, but so far so good. It works for me.
On a side note - I like to use pineapple in my green smoothies. As soon as they're ripe, I chunk them up, process them in the food processor, portion them into containers, freeze and then pop out the frozen disc of p'apple and Food Save those. I do the same with mangos too (as far as processing and freezing). *Ü*
01-10-2009, 06:41 PM
Personally I have found that foods that have just been picked too early will not ripen but just go bad. I currently have two packages of plums and one of kiwi that went off before they ripened. I know these items are not even being close to local or in season at this time of year I am not surprised. If you want to continue to buy exotic warm weather food at this time of year make sure they are nearing ripe so you dont have encounter this problem again. That's what i do!:rolleyes:
I do concur with the brown bag tip for ripening almost any fruit.
There was a thread about this a long time ago and I remember someone saying that pineapples dont ripen once picked. I did google and find this article.
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