Pineapple

Savor a Slice of Heaven!

Tropicana® Premium Fresh pineapples have exceptional juiciness and a vibrant tropical flavor that balances the tastes of sweet and tart. They are second only to bananas as America’s favorite tropical fruit. They not only look beautiful, they taste delicious and are a good source of Vitamins C, B6, and B1.

Eat pineapples fresh, or enjoy the fruit or its juice in your favorite recipes. Pineapple juice also makes a great marinade and meat tenderizer. For a great tasting salad, combine chopped shrimp with diced pineapple, grated ginger, and olive oil on a bed of romaine lettuce. Or add a tropical twist to salsa by adding diced pineapple and chili peppers–the perfect complement to grilled fish. For a quick and delicious dessert, drizzle maple syrup on pineapple slices, broil until brown, and serve with yogurt.

Tropicana Fresh Pineapple

Did You Know?

Tropicana® Premium Fresh pineapples are grown in Costa Rica and Mexico.

Tropicana® Premium Fresh pineapple makes for a delicious, healthy treat!

One serving (one cup) of Tropicana® Premium Fresh pineapple contains about 80 calories. They are an excellent source of Vitamin C, manganese, copper, Vitamin B6 and B1, as well as folate and fiber.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you select a ripe pineapple?
Pineapples are picked when ripe and do not ripen after harvest. Select pineapples that are heavy for their size, ones that have no soft spots, bruises, or darkened “eyes.” The fruit should have a fragrant smell at the stem end.

How should I store my pineapple?
Like bananas, pineapples are chill-sensitive and should not be stored in the refrigerator. They will keep for a day or two at room temperature. Or, cut the fruit and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If chilled, cut fruit retains its nutrients for at least six days.

How do I cut a pineapple?
Twist off the crown. Cut the pineapple in half, and then cut it into quarters. Trim off the ends, and remove the core from each quarter section. Use a thin paring knife to remove the shell from the fruit. Cut into bite-size pieces.