Pineapple is a delicious fruit that comes with many health benefits. The fruit resembles a pinecone which is how it got its name. This fruit is loaded with nutrients and a group of digestive enzymes called bromelain.
The thick skin of this fruit makes it difficult to eat. But it is possible to peel a pineapple easily without a knife. Let’s find out how.
To peel a pineapple without a knife, you don’t need much. Just your bare hands, a pineapple and a plate where you can keep the pieces. You can also keep some napkins with you to wipe your hands.
Remember to choose a ripe pineapple. An unripe pineapple will be difficult to peel and it won’t be juicy. You will also need to work on a hard surface while peeling your pineapple.
Here are the exact steps you should follow to peel your pineapple with a knife.
1. Rolling the Pineapple
You need to roll your pineapple across a hard surface. This will soften up the fruit and break the connection between fruitlets on the surface of the pineapple. Apply light pressure on the fruit. This is why it is recommended you work on a hard surface.
If you’re struggling to roll the pineapple with enough pressure with just one hand, you can use both hands. Try to apply the pressure evenly while rolling the fruit several times.
Remember, too much pressure will squish your pineapple, which is something you don’t want to do.
2. Removing the Crown
You now need to remove the crown of your pineapple. It is the upper part of the fruit from where all the leaves sprout.
If you want, you can cheat a little and remove the crown with a knife. Make a small cut and wiggle the top until it is completely removed. You can regrow this part in your garden if you like growing your own fruits.
If you don’t want to cheat or don’t have a knife around you, you can use your thumb to remove the crown. Dig your thumb between the crown and the fruitlets and wiggle the crown with your other hand. If your crown is stuck, apply extra pressure with your thumb. Pull the crown from the top and it should come off easily.
3. Peeling the Fruitlets
Peel the fruitlets by applying slight pressure at the base. The fruitlets will come loose and you can collect them on your plate. If you are unable to apply pressure using your fingers, use your thumb.
The fruitlets grow in a spiral pattern, just continue peeling the fruitlets as you go down. This process is tedious and will take you some time. Depending on your pineapple, these fruitlets should come out easily. If they are not, it is likely that your pineapple isn’t ripe enough.
Congratulations, now you’ve successfully peeled your pineapple. You can enjoy the fruit as is or you can make a delicious dessert with your freshly peeled pineapple.
Pineapple is an important fruit that should be a regular part of diets. It’s delicious which is something that makes even the children enjoy this fruit. It’s packed with nutrients and is easily available. It can even speed up the process of recovery after a difficult workout.
With these instructions, you’ll easily be able to eat your pineapple wherever you are by peeling it without a knife. Remember to store it properly in a fridge so you can enjoy it for a long time.