Pineapple is one of those fruits that can be a little bit tricky to cut. In this article we will explain how to cut a pineapple from beginning and avoid the entire prickly exterior.
There are few things you will need to cut a fresh pineapple:
- A pineapple
- Cutting board
- Sharp knife (no a meet cutting knife)
- Rubber gloves
Wear your rubber gloves and rinse the pineapple you are about to cut and slice. Even though the pineapple has thick layer of skin and you will take off all the skin eventually, it is a healthy choice to wash the fruit before you cut it. Because, your knife will have to touch the skin of pineapple which may contains lots of germs.
Lay the pineapple on the cutting board side wise, parallel to the board.
Cut off the top and bottom portion of the fruit. The amount you can cut off depends on the pineapple but for a typical pineapple you can easily take off 3/4 inch from stem(top) and slip(bottom).
Stand the pineapple upright at this step to prepare for skin slicing. It should stand steady since its top and bottom were just been taken off.
Trim the skin of the pineapple by following its natural curve. Use the knife to cut pineapple skin from top to bottom. Again, there is no exact measurement of how much skin you need to be taken off. But ¼ to ½ inch is a typical thickness of skin is ideal. Continue all around of the fruit until all the skins are removed.
Rinse the freshly peeled pineapple with cold water in case any leftover residue.
Stand the pineapple upright again. This time we will cut the pineapple at the middle from top to bottom. Once you have 2 big chunks of pineapple slices, cut them lengthwise few times until they are 2 to 3 inches thick. Cut the inner edge (the core is paler than the flesh pineapple) of those slices.
Finally, slices those long cut pineapple pieces into small squares and served them on a clean plate.
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