PINEAPPLE


Pineapples have exceptional juiciness and a vibrant tropical flavor that balances the tastes of sweet and tart.

FRESH & FROZEN

FOOD SERVICE OPTIONS

One cup of fresh pineapple chunks contain approximately 82 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams ofcholesterol, 2 milligrams of sodium, 22 grams of total carbohydrate (including 16 grams of sugar and 2.3 grams of fiber) and 1 gram of protein.One cup of fresh pineapple chunks provides 131% of your vitamin C needs for the day, 2% of vitamin A needs, 2% of calcium and 2% of iron

STORAGE.

Taste: Pineapples have exceptional juiciness and a vibrant tropical flavor that balances the tastes of sweet and tart.

Selection: Look for pineapples that are heavy for their size. Pineapples should be free of soft spots, bruises and darkened “eyes,” all of which may indicate that it is past its prime.

Ripening: Pineapple stops ripening as soon as it is picked, so choose fruit with a fragrant sweet smell at the stem end. Avoid pineapple that smells musty, sour or fermented.

Ethylene Production/Sensitivity: Low production/exposure to ethylene may result in slightly faster greening without influencing internal quality.

Shelf Life:Watch pineapples closely to ensure that they do not spoil. Pineapple can be left at room temperature for one or two days before serving. After two days, you should wrap it in a plastic bag and refrigerate it for a maximum of 3-5 days.

Availability: All year

Origin: México

Storage Temperature: 50 – 55°F (partially-ripe), 45 – 50°F (ripe)

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