Fruit of the Month: Pineapple

Pineapple

Tropical, sweet and oh-so-satisfying, pineapples hint that good times and great weather are on the way. Our partnership with Dole Cannery in Hawai’i allows us to have incredibly ripe Hawaiian pineapple for our loyal customers. Why is this fruit so healthy? Learn more about its health benefits, how to choose a ripe fruit, and our favorite recipes in today’s blog post.

Health Benefits of Pineapples

Full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber, this super fruit can even aid digestion due to an enzyme called Bromelain. One cup of fruit has 82 calories, while also being fat and cholesterol free. With high levels of Vitamin C, pineapple supports your immune system. In fact, one serving fulfills your recommended daily value! This fruit can also support the maintenance of healthy and strong bones. Full of an important mineral called Manganese, eating pineapple helps to develop connective tissue and bone. Knowing all of these amazing health benefits, you must be ready to buy one! But, how do you know when one is ripe?

Choosing a Ripe Pineapple

Since its a tropical fruit, it is not a staple found in the kitchens of most average households in the United States. Thus, there are a lot of questions about knowing when a pineapple is ripe. Here are our top three suggestions to choose a juicy, perfect fruit.

  • Scent
    • Ripe pineapple give off a faint, sweet smell. If it smells pungent, put it back.
  • Look at the “Eyes”
    • Study the circular shapes on a pineapple (known as “eyes”). Look for pineapples with eyes that are all similar sizes. This is a good indication that the fruit is ripe.
  • Weight
    • When a pineapple is juicy, it is slightly heavier. When holding the pineapple, if the weight seems heavier than how big the pineapple is, you may have a winner!

Top Recipes

Click on the links below to view the full recipes.

 

Our CEO Visits Dole Plantation

Scott Webster, CEO of The Fruit Company and Webster Orchards, visited Hawai’i recently to check in on our pineapple crop. Everything is looking good! We have a great partnership with Dole Plantation on Oahu.

     

 

Our Fruit of the Month May Deal

We are offering 10% off our pineapples for the month of May or as supplies last.

In 1942, Roy Webster began selling apples and pears from his orchards located in Hood River, Oregon. The area was perfect for growing fruit thanks to the volcanically enriched soil and glacial water from the nearby Mt. Hood. The fruit was exceptional. This orchard and fruit growing wisdom was passed down from father to son. In 1999, The Fruit Company was founded by Roy's grandsons, Scott & Addison Webster. Today, Scott runs the business as President and CEO. The Fruit Company packs and ships beautiful fruit gifts around the nation.

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