I love pineapple. It’s beautiful flesh provides the perfect balance of sweet and tart. It can be eaten straight up, grilled, in a salsa, in cake, muffins, and more. Plus, it’s loaded with Vitamin C and (trace mineral) Manganese, both of which are potent antioxidants. It also contains an enzyme that may help reduce inflammation and aid in digestion. Wham. Bam. Thank you ma’am.
The one somewhat annoying thing about pineapple is it can be a pain in to cut. Yes, I could buy it pre-cut but it costs more ($5 vs. $3 at my local Vons, for example), quality can be iffy and frankly, I’m just not a fan of pre-cut produce. I could buy it canned but like all canned fruit, it’s mushy and tastes a bit tinny.
Enter the OXO Pineapple Corer.
It is the coolest thing since sliced bread. Better yet, it has drastically increased the amount of pineapple we eat. It takes less than a minute to pry the luscious yellow flesh out of it’s spiky skin and even less time to get into your mouth. Check out my amateur video to see how this baby works! Then see my tip below on how to buy and store pineapple.
How to buy and store pineapple: Pick one that is already ripe (fresh, sweet scent, bright green leaves and some yellowing of the skin) because it will not continue to ripen once picked. If you aren’t planning on eating it for a couple days, put it in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Once cut, store in the refrigerator, in an airtight container.