One of the most commonly asked questions for new cooks is how to cut a pineapple. After all, they do look pretty intimidating! Where do you start? In the video below, I’ll show you how to cut a pineapple properly while also sharing some fun facts about pineapples.
Many people are surprised to discover that pineapples do not grow on trees. The pineapple plant is relatively small — reaching between 3-5 feet tall. Peak season for Hawaiian pineapples is between April and May.
Pineapples are good sources of manganese, vitamins C and B1. Some people say it’s also a great pain reliever! Other benefits of pineapple are its amazing source of bromelain, which is wonderful for joint health.
James Dole started his Dole pineapple plantation in Oahu in 1901. Inside the retail store, you can enjoy their fresh pineapple juice and delicious Dole Whip, a frozen dessert made famous at the Disneyland Tiki Room.
Once you’ve mastered the art of cutting pineapple, be sure to try my Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp Boats, served in a fresh pineapple!