How to Pick a Pineapple

Have you ever wondered how to pick out the perfect Pineapple?  If so, here’s some quick tips and also a test on how to select the Perfect Pineapple: Quick Tips:
  1.  Look for a bright green top and a golden yellow body
  2. Avoid Pineapples that are green or have dry leaves
  3. Avoid soft Pineapples or ones containing soft spots
  4. Make sure the Pineapple has a sweet smell at the stem end
Quick Test:
  1. Pull on the leaves at the top of a Pineapple
  2. If the leaves fall out with no trouble, than the Pineapple is ripe.
  3. If you need to pull hard on the leaves in order to get them to fall out, then the Pineapple is not ripe yet.
To see a demonstration, visit the video below created by Jerry DiVietri.  He has been working at Horrocks Farm Market in Lansing, Michigan for over 5 years.  Thanks Jerry! How to Pick Out a Pineapple-- powered by eHow.com

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