Points to remember
- Cut leaves and base off fruit using a sharp knife.
- Rest the pineapple on its base and using a fruit knife, slice the peel in a downwards sawing motion to remove it, working your way round the whole fruit.
- Remove any 'eyes' by cutting small 'v' shaped grooves diagonally down either side of the eyes, again, working all the way around the fruit.
- Cut into thin rounds, or cut lengthways into quarters, remove the woody core and then cut into chunks.
Ripe pineapples should have a good strong 'sweet' fragrance and a golden colour. Avoid fruits that have an unpleasant smell or a discoloured skin.