Pineapple is not only very tasty, but it is also a very useful fruit. Its pulp contains potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, carotene, a large amount of vitamins (A, E, PP, B vitamins). It is especially rich in vitamin C, so it can be used not only as a delicacy, but also as a tasty preventive and an immune stimulating agent.
Pineapples have almost magical properties due to the presence of bromelain. As you know, it is this element that makes it easier to lose weight. However, this is possible, if the choice is made correctly, and you do not choose a rotten fruit.
There are many varieties of pineapples, so you can meet this fruit in different sizes and colors. Regardless of the subspecies, the ripe pineapple fruit has a pleasant taste and aroma. To properly choose a ripe pineapple, you need to evaluate it according to several factors, let's figure out what to look for:
#1. Visual inspection
A ripe pineapple should be yellow and brown. However, a small green area is also possible. Do not buy reddish-brown pineapples.
#2. Its rind should be soft and elastic
It should not be too soft or too tough.
#3. Listen how it sounds
Slightly pat the pineapple, it the sound is deaf, it is ripe.
The leaves should be green and fresh with slightly dried edges - this is a sign of maturity. You can easily pull out one of the leaves in ripe pineapples.
If you see dark spots, this means that the pineapple is overripe.
Sweetish smell is the main indicator of ripeness of a pineapple. If there is no smell, it is not ripe. Avoid fruit with an alcoholic or acetic odor.
Do not buy cheap pineapples, they can be overripe or rotten. Buy pineapples from the plantations that are the closest to you. For example, if you live in California, the nearest plantations will be in Hawaii or Mexico.
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