Hi I just wanted to share some tips on ripening pineapples! I live in here in Los Angeles, and I can't find fresh, ripe, orgainc pineapples anywhere they are always very green. So don't hesitate to buy the super green unripe pineapples. All you need to do is turn them upside down and wait until all the green turns either yellow or brown or even black. Don't rush it, it takes well over a week. I hope this helps, please let me know if you have any other tips on ripening your pineapples!
Why would turning them upside down ripen them faster? Are you just playing with us? ;)
No, no, I never said it makes them ripen faster, It just prevents them from rotting. If you keep them right side up all the sugar settles on the bottom and they will rot before they ripen. This has been my personal experience.
Gotcha. I was interpreting the turning them upside down as part of the ripening solution.
I too can only get green pineapples, so I too will make a pineapple ripening corner - next to my bananas . :)
Awesome info, thanks!
Are they even safe to eat? I've read somewhere that it's best to not eat a lot of them, because they will probably never ripen completely. (tropics=exception) How's your experience.
Well I can't give you a definite answer to that question. I will say that when I let them ripen up I don't get the burning feeling in my mouth and stomach. Obviously tree ripened fruit is always the best, but I can't get my hands on any tree ripened tropical fruits. So that would mean I would just have to eat apples, oranges, grapes, figs, dates, peaches, melons, berries ect. Those fruits just don't do it for me, it seems as if the tropical fruits have the highest vibrational energy.
A pineapple will not ripen once it has been picked ( as in the sugar content will not go up ) but the colour can change a bit. They can become softer then will begin to decay.
From personal experience, I find this to not be true. I've eaten pineapples straight from the store when they're still hard.. and they're much more acidic! After waiting about a week, they become softer and taste less acid with more of a sweet flavor.
You can check anywhere on the internet and a friend of mine was harvesting them in Queensland Australia. Once picked the sugar content (ripening process) ceases to rise.The sugar comes from starch in the stem the fruit grows on unlike other fruits once it is removed from the stem no more sugar will be produced, they will just become soft as they are breaking down.
yep, they merely go from unripe to rotted, not a good food to eat unless you are living where they are grown. I remember one lady who was eating tons of pineapple and because it caused burning in her mouth she thought she was smart to put the pineapple in a smoothie and eat it that way, she did pineapple islands this way and continued doing this for months and then could not figure out why she still had digestive issues. :P
i think its another sad case of wonderful fruit picked green and totally unripe for economic gains of shelf life .
would they not turn golden then you pick them in an ideal world
i submit these are not like avocado or pears or bananas that ripen off of the stem these ripen like a cherry or grape strawberry need to be picked ripe ...
i have given up on them unless in tropics i have not see green pineapples in tropics for sale always golden at market only in usa are they green