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** How to Tell if a Pineapple Is Ripe **

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Tell if a Pineapple Is Ripe

How do you tell when a pineapple is ripe and tasty? Once a pineapple is
picked, it does not ripen any further. If you want to get it right, there
are some little tricks guaranteed to help you choose the right pineapple
each time.

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-Sniffing for a Ripe Scent-

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*Smell the pineapple*. A sweet scent is generally considered the most
important aspect of choosing a ripe pineapple. If it has no scent, it's not
ripe.
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*Avoid pineapples that smell fermented*. Although you want the pineapple to
smell sweet, you do not want it to be so ripe that the sweet smell has an
alcoholic or vinegar-like taint to it.

-Looking for Visual Indicators-

1. 1
*Be alert for the two key elements of a ripe pineapple**: freshness and
deterioration.* You are looking for a fresh pineapple, not a rotting one.
The stem is the area of the pineapple that feeds sugar to the fruit. It is
from here that the pineapple changes color.
2. 2
*Look at the pineapple's color*. It will often reflect a golden-yellow
color, but a green pineapple is not necessarily unripe.

· Be aware that some pineapples are


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