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Tropical Deliciousness Pineapple Facts and Recipes

December 10, 2015

Pineapples are second to bananas as America's favorite tropical fruit. And for good reason besides being a sweet and delicious treat they are good for you too! Pineapples are a good source of many nutrients, such as vitamin C, manganese, copper and folate.

When you purchase a pineapple, look for one that is hefty for it’s size. Pineapples should be free of soft spots and bruises, which may indicate that the pineapple is past its prime. Pineapple stops ripening as soon as it is picked.

Once you get your pineapple home, it can be left at room temperature for one or two days before serving.  After two days, if you are still not ready to consume the pineapple, you should wrap it in a plastic bag and store it in the refrigerator where it will keep for a maximum of three to five days.  Pineapple that has been cut up should be stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

We have some recipes covering your entire dinner spectrum from appetizers to salad to entrees to desserts!

Prosciutto-Wrapped Pineapple Bites from Eating Well

Grilled Pineapple Bites from Cubes n Juliennes

Glazed Kielbasa Bites from Real Hosuemoms

Pineapple Cucumber Salad from Moms on Timeout

Apple Pineapple Salad Recipe from Taste of Home

Chicken and Pineapple Salad from Martha Stewart

Spicy Tilapia with Pineapple-Pepper Relish from Cooking Light

Spicy Pineapple Chili from Civilized Caveman Cooking

Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki from Steamy Kitchen

Easy Pineapple Cobbler Recipe from Kentucky at Heart

Pineapple Sorbet from I Wash You Dry

Rum-Soaked Grilled Pineapple from Gimme Some Oven