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Easy Eats - How Do You Cut a Pineapple

Updated on February 2, 2012

For much of the world, Pineapple is an imported tropical fruit that seldom finds its way into grocery carts in its whole form. For those who claim they haven't any time to prepare a whole pineapple, canned and cupped pineapple snacks prevail. Really? I don't think the problem lies with not having enough time, it's the fact that many people end up asking themselves, "How do I cut a pineapple?", and then put the fruit back. It's a question and a process that scares people away from buying the whole fruit. It might look like a daunting task to take on, but in all reality, cutting a pineapple is a simple and quick process.


Process -

The cutting technique outlined in this article was acquired during a trip to Costa Rica. Before then, I was unfamiliar with how to properly cut a pineapple. Many people of Central America have come to known pineapple as a staple food crop and often eat them as snacks or "on the go" meals. This is how they prepare the fruit:

  1. Remove the crown (leaves).
  2. Cut the pineapple lengthwise into quarters or eighths if you have a large fruit.
  3. Carefully cut the core off of each section of pineapple. The core can easily be seen as it is lighter than the flesh and is normally a small 3/4" section at the top of your pineapple wedges.
  4. Cutting away from yourself, slide your blade between the flesh and the skin until you have completely released the fruit.
  5. To serve, cut the pineapple flesh into manageable pieces. The skin of the fruit holds the flesh and provides a "plate" to serve with.
  6. Use the crown to create unique presentations. Pineapple is perfect for any occasion.


Simple and well presented. Cutting a pineapple is really no harder than opening a can, so no more excuses. Fresh pineapple is just so much better than any of its processed counterparts. I hope you have enjoyed my article answering the question, "How do you cut a Pineapple?". Please be sure to also check out some of my great recipes featuring simple flavors below.


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    • Joe Macho profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Colorado

      Hey it was my pleasure Eddie! Put those Cutco's to use right? lol. Thanks for the feedback and the kind words! I procrastinated too much through the holidays and now I just might have to take a moon landing. Great way of viewing the situation! Take it easy

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      Eddie Carrara 

      6 years ago from New Hampshire

      Great tip for cutting pineapple, it is one fruit I don't use much for that reason, now I have no excuses!

      I read your goal for December, you have done very well so far, more than most hubbers will do in a year, congratulations! Shoot for the stars, if you miss, you can always land on the moon :) Voted up and useful.

    • Joe Macho profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Colorado

      @breathing - Ah, I also like how pineapple is both sweet and sour. I never knew about it's preventative work against influenza. Thanks for the fact.

      @Earthy Mother - That's great to hear! I rarely get a chance to purchase quality fruit. I hope the technique works out better for you.

      @Danette Watt - You sure are welcome. Thanks for reading.

    • Danette Watt profile image

      Danette Watt 

      6 years ago from Illinois

      Love fresh pineapple - thanks for sharing this technique

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      Nicole Forman 

      6 years ago from South East England

      Stumbled across this hub hopping...I do often buy pineapples and wondered how best to cut them as the way I do it often results in a lot of waste...shall try this next time!

    • breathing profile image


      6 years ago from Bangladesh

      I like this fruit. It has a great taste. They like it very much as me who love to eat something sour and sweet. Pineapple has also a preventive power against influenza.


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