Pineapples are one of the most popular fruits around the world, perfect for every kind of culinary scenario: mix it with drinks, add to desserts or even main dishes for a tangy, sweet flavor that’s sure to make you a culinary wonderchild among your friends. Pineapples get their name from their pinecone-like appearance: large, firm, heavy and cylindrical in shape with a color that ranges from green-gold to golden brown on its hard, outer shell. The top crown is stiff, with a green cast that you can separate easily by twisting from the fruit.
How to Store
– Store immediately covered in a sealed original container in the warmest part of the walk-in cooler or in the refrigerated bar storage area. Chilling injury (water-soaked spots, pitting, and accelerated decay) can occur if held for more than 3 days, unprotected, in a walk-in cooler.
– Pineapples are extremely susceptible to dehydration.
– Storing pineapples for extended periods can induce yeast fermentation and severely alter the flavor.
– Do not stack loosely; pineapples are susceptible to crush damage and bruising.
– Follow good rotation practices; first shipments received should be used first.
– Pineapples have an expected shelf life of 5-6 days protected and stored properly. Plan to rotate frequently to maintain quality.
– Avoid placing pears on non-sanitized kitchen counter tops to help prevent the potential for cross contamination.
– Prepare as needed. Try not to use the product from the previous day. It will brown rapidly and dehydrate.
– Wash thoroughly in a clean water rinse, drain well, immediately prior to cutting.
– If mixing with other ingredients, add pineapples last as they will alter and overpower the flavor of other parts of the recipe with extended time.
– Do not soak; pineapples will lose their crispness and flavor if soaked in water for extended periods.
– Store prepared product in the refrigerator.