How To Cut Open A Pineapple

By on January 6, 2013

Have you ever wondered how to open those intimidating looking pineapples? It’s easier than you think. Let me show you how with step by step instructions.

Oh, and as a BONUS, at the end you will see a video I did with this that shows you how to not only cut open the pineapple, but a behind the scenes look at how I take pictures for the blog post.

See, I can be fun. ūüėČ

Here is what a fresh pineapple looks like. Mmmmmmm…pineapple.

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First, turn it on it’s side. On a chopping block. And cut off the top.

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Then cut off the bottom.

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This gives it a clean, straight surface at both ends.

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Next slice it lengthwise into quarters. Fourths. Four equally sized pieces.

Like this.

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And this.

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And this.

You get the point.

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If you are using the pineapple in a smoothie, don’t worry about cutting off the hard center part. It’s full of the good stuff (vitamins and minerals) and your blender will eat it for lunch.

If you are not using it in a smoothie, they you will want to go ahead and cut it out because it’s not very fun to¬†gnaw¬†on.

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Then cut that quartered piece in half. This will give you a total of eight pieces.

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After that, run your knife down the outer edge of the pineapple between the good juicy stuff and the not so great skin.

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Then you are left with a delicious, juicy, tender pineapple spear that you can cut into chunks or eat as is.

It’s that simple.

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I made a video about it too. Watch and learn. Oh, and it shows me taking the pictures you see up above.

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About Natalie Collins

Natalie Marie Collins is a certified Raw Food Nutritionist and Creative Business Guide. She is passionate about how easy it is to change your body, lose weight and glow with fresh whole foods.

2 Comments

  1. Janet Lancaster

    January 7, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    The other great thing about pineapples is that you can grow a new one from the top that’s left!

    • Natalie Wheeler

      March 12, 2013 at 11:10 am

      I’ve heard of that! I actually tried it, but I think I did it wrong. How long does it take to sprout?

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