In the modern world, for a person there is practically nothing impossible. This is especially true of food. This industry has reached a fairly high level, and now any consumer can please himself with vegetables and fruits, regardless of the season. Moreover, many supermarkets have exotic fruits in their assortment , the names of which are sometimes difficult to even pronounce. Nevertheless, the use of fruits and vegetables is very important for health, because this group of products is a source of a huge amount of all kinds of vitamins and minerals necessary for the normal development of the body.
Pineapple has become quite popular today. This tropical fruit was loved, first of all, for its excellent delicate and sweet taste. Interestingly, its pulp is 85% water. It is rich in vitamins such as B1, B2, B12, PP, provitamin A, as well as minerals - potassium, iron, copper, zinc, calcium, magnesium, manganese, iodine. All these, of course, are very attractive indicators, but if you do not know how to choose a ripe pineapple, then instead of pleasure you can get disappointed and, much more seriously, harm your health.
It is believed that a person who knows how to choose a ripe pineapple is equated with a sorcerer. But in reality, everything is not so complicated. First of all, before choosing a ripe pineapple, you need to pay attention to the color of the fruit. A well-ripened fruit should be completely yellow, starting from the top and ending with the bottom, which may have a slightly more intense color. Sometimes there is a chance to find on sale absolutely ripe, but at the same time greenish pineapple. Do not be afraid, because there is such a variety of this delicacy. In any case, you need to choose a solid and yellow fruit. It is also important to pay attention to the leaves: they must be dark green in color and without damage. Do not buy a product with a withered or dry leaf. Among other things, the fruit base is noteworthy. It should be slightly moist. This indicates not only maturity, but also the freshness of the fruit. Likewise, its smell is sweet, rich and fruity.
Before you select and store a pineapple, you need to know exactly the time during which it is planned to save it. Knowing how to choose a ripe pineapple can help. But it must be taken into account that a ripe fruit is best placed in a refrigerator, and a slightly immature few days can lie down at room temperature. In this case, it is better to wrap the pineapple in paper and make sure that it is not sweet.
To get the most out of your purchase, you also need to know how to eat pineapple. It would seem that there is nothing easier, but in fact, before eating, the fruit must be properly cut. It is not so difficult. First of all, you need to cut off the upper part of the fruit with hard and prickly leaves, then carefully cut the bottom. After that, the pineapple is cut into four equal parts. The core of this tropical fruit is quite tough and tasteless, so it is also removed. You can determine it by color, as it is slightly lighter than the pulp. The final step is peeling the fetus. This is best done with the tip of a sharp knife. In this case, you can save the fetus as much as possible from turning it into a mess. Upon completion of such actions, a product completely ready for use remains.
To be able to choose pineapples is certainly not bad, but if there is no urgent need for fresh pineapple, you can purchase a canned product. On the shelves in stores there are a lot of such. In their own juice or in syrup, cubes or circles - manufacturers try to please consumers as much as possible. And the most stubborn and patient ones can grow pineapples at home by planting the cut top with tops in the ground. Naturally, such fruits, as they offer in retail outlets, cannot be grown, but, nevertheless, there is a high probability of getting a tropical fruit of your own production in a couple of years.