How to store pineapple
Entirely up to 1 month, keep pineapple pieces in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, in the freezer for 4 months.
How to store a whole pineapple
Whole at room temperature – up to 1 month
Unripe pineapples are stored at room temperature. It is advisable to choose a dark and dry place for storage. For example, a headset box in which you store cereals and other bulk.
In the freezer – up to 4 months
In the freezer, both whole and sliced pineapple can be stored for up to four months.
Whole in the refrigerator – up to 2 weeks
Only ripe pineapples should be stored in the refrigerator and only at a temperature of 8-10 degrees, especially if you are in no hurry to eat it. At temperatures above 10 degrees, the fruits begin to overripe, and at temperatures below 7 degrees, pineapples become watery and covered with dark spots.
How to keep a whole pineapple longer
For long-term storage, choose an unripe pineapple and store it for up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator at 7 degrees.
You can check the ripeness of the pineapple by pulling it by the leaf – in ripe pineapple, the leaves jump out even with a slight pinch.
It is important to turn the pineapple from one side to the other every day, otherwise, all the juice will accumulate in only one part of the fruit, dehydrating the other. Dark spots appearing on the pineapple are the first sign of spoilage.
How to store peeled pineapple?
Chopped in the refrigerator – up to 4 days
Chopped pineapple in the refrigerator can be safely stored for 3-4 days, depending on the degree of freshness of the fruit. The right decision would be to cover the plate containing pineapple pieces with a plastic bag or tighten it with cling film – this way the pineapple will not take in extraneous odors and will not give its own to the rest of the products stored in your refrigerator.
At room temperature – maximum 1 day
At room temperature, it is better not to store the sliced pineapple for more than a day, after which the fruit will begin to release moisture, wind up and even ferment.
How to keep peeled pineapple longer?
Easily extend the life of sliced fruit with a vacuum sealer. To do this, put the cut pieces in a special bag and, having thoroughly evacuated the air from it, with the help of a packer, preserve these juicy slices.
You can also freeze sliced pineapples – just put it in containers, close it and put it in the freezer – there the pieces will be stored for up to several months, even if they lose their appetizing appearance. But such pineapples will be appropriate when baking meat with cheese, or when added to cereals and desserts.
How to save pineapples for future use?
If you are lucky enough to get hold of pineapple in large quantities, in addition to the classic option to eat it fresh, you have a fairly large selection for harvesting for future use. Before harvesting, the fruit must be peeled. Pineapples can be dried in a drying or oven at a temperature of 60 degrees, then stored in a refrigerator in a vacuum bag – keep in mind that 1 kilogram of fresh will make about 100 grams of dried.
Another way is to make pineapple compote by cutting them into cubes and placing them in jars, pouring boiling water for 10 minutes, then pouring the water into a saucepan, boil the syrup per 1 liter of water 4 tablespoons of sugar and half a teaspoon of citric acid (or juice from 1 lemon). Pour the syrup over the pineapples and roll up the lids.
By the way, the remaining pineapple skins are also quite suitable – they will make an excellent compote or decoration for a cocktail.