Acquire How To Pick The Best Pineapple!

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As summer gets warmer and the allure of sweet, fresh fruits gets stronger, I want to help you avoid some frustration... 

Because if you're like me, it's a bit disappointing when you go to the store, get some fresh fruit, all excited to eat it and then you take that first bite and .... well, it's not ripe or doesn't taste the way you hoped.

So I wanted to quickly cover how to pick a good pineapple! 

No, it doesn’t come from a pine tree … and no, it’s not a form of apple.

It was, however, named pineapple because the exterior of the fruit resembles a pinecone.

This fruit is delicious in my book, but until I started fully researching it, I didn’t know how beneficial it was too.

One amazing thing to cover is that pineapples produce enzymes that contain anti-inflammatory properties that benefit our internal organs. 

Other vitamins include: Vitamin C, Manganese, and Vitamin B1.
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These can help with bone formation, healing wounds, keeping skin healthy, the formation of collagen, natural energy, and help keep joint pain at bay. Who knew?!

So now that you’re ready to run to the grocery store and pick up some of this amazing and juicy fruit, you need to know what to look for when selecting a ripe pineapple.

1. First, never pick a pineapple that is fully green. It will not ripen well and will end up being a waste of money. Look for more color, the higher the color rises up the pineapple the sweeter it will be.


2. Smell the end of the pineapple. If the end of the pineapple smells sweet, then you know it’s ready. If it smells fermented, then it’s too ripe.  If it has no smell, then it’s not ripe at all.


3. It’s also important to feel it. It should feel firm and give slightly. If it gives a lot and is spongy, then it has gone bad ... so don’t buy it.


4. If you end up purchasing one that isn’t ripe, they say to lay it upside down until it ripens. The stems provide the sweetness and speed up the process.

So I hope this helps you out as I know it helped me out!

Thanks for reading and good luck finding the perfect pineapple to enjoy on these warm spring or summer days! 

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Will Grumke
Will Grumke

Will Grumke is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Certified Nutrition Coach, NASM Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist, NASM Certified Weight Loss Specialist, NASM Certified Behavioral Change Specialist, and CrossFit Level 1 Trainer.



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