View Full Version : Ripening a pineapple
03-30-2009, 09:48 PM
I was at the co-op today with two big beautiful pineapples and the cashier gave me a tip on how to ripen them. She told me all you need to do is cut off the tops and place them upside down. Once you can smell a strong sweet scent coming from the bottom then they are ready to eat. Maybe this is well known but I wanted to share anyway. I'm still waiting to see if it works.:)
03-31-2009, 02:22 AM
Thanks for Sharing. It is said on this Form that doing that brings the Sugar down through all the Pineapple. I just go through the Market Sniffing everything.
03-31-2009, 11:43 AM
I read that pineapples can't actually ripen once picked, they may get sweeter but they start rotting pretty fast
03-31-2009, 11:48 AM
Not true. They ripen. They go from green to golden. That can be said about any fruit...once picked it rots quickly...berries especially...
Bring it home. Store it green site down until golden (yellow) almost all over, then cut the green side and place in fridge cut side down in a bowl at minimum overnight. Can be kept longer. This DOES allow the acid and sugars to flow through the entire pineapple...
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