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Step-By-Step: How to Cut a Fresh Pineapple

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Pineapples are delicious, refreshing, and sweet treats for summer—perfect for a cook-out! One of the questions we commonly get is how in the world do you cut a fresh pineapple. Well, follow these steps below to learn how to pre-cut your pineapple so it’s ready when you’re looking for a sweet treat!

Step 1: Choose a ripe pineapple. Smell the pineapple when you buy it, if it smells sweet, it will be perfect.  Also, the pineapple should be yellow if it is green it needs a few more days to ripen.

Step 2: Cut off the bottom of the pineapple.

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Step 3: Place the pineapple on its side on the cutting board and remove the stalk along with the very top of the pineapple.

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Step 4: Stand the pineapple straight up. Cut directly in half through the core.

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Step 5: Then cut it in half again, cutting the pineapple into quarters.

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Step 6: Cutting one quarter at a time, glide the knife between the fruit flesh and core to remove the core. Repeat for all 4 pieces.

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Step 7: Next, glide the knife between the flesh and skin of the pineapple removing the skin.

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Step 8: Cut the pineapple in small pieces to eat.

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Step 9: Serve the pineapple on the detached skin, for garnish.

Step 10: Eat your pineapple for breakfast, a snack or whenever you please. Enjoy!

1 cup of pineapple is only 80 calories, making it an excellent Metabo Meal. Pineapples are a great source of vitamin C and they offer your body excellent protection against free radicals, substances that attack healthy cells.

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