The pineapple is an exotic fruit that is almost commonplace in Western European shops. Much less well known is the smaller version of the fruit, the mini pineapple or baby pineapple. This fruit does not grow much larger than 10-20 centimetres. EAT ME mini pineapples weigh no more than 400 grams. But, you can eat the whole fruit, including the hard inner core that you normally have to remove.
Mini pineapple varieties are often chosen for their extra sweet taste. Compared to the larger ones, the mini variant usually has a slightly higher sugar content. The fruits are picked ripe. Once you buy one in the shop it is ready to enjoy. Make sure the leaves are still bright green and the fruit looks a little shiny.
Recipes with mini pineapple
Mini pineapples work just as hard in the kitchen as their larger relatives. Pineapple is the absolute star of a summer fruit salad and tastes fabulous served grilled with chicken. And, thanks to its diminutive format, the mini pineapple is ideal for filling.
Prepare in the same way as the ordinary pineapple: remove the crown with a sharp knife, then slice the mini pineapple into quarters. The outer skin can then be sliced away easily. Now grill, bake or put on the BBQ or eat as it is!
How to use mini pineapple in the kitchen?
- In salads
- As a snack
- In the blender
Never store in the fridge, pineapples prefer to be kept out of the fridge.
Nutritional values per 100 grams
A mini pineapple is not only a party on your tongue, it is also good for your body. Small as it is, the fruit is rich in vitamin C. This is the vitamin that ensures strong teeth. Important if you like to bite into a fresh pineapple!
Where do mini pineapples come from?
Mini pineapples originate from Mauritius and South Africa.