Storified by ebanreb· Fri, Mar 22 2013 21:00:46
Different types of Pineapple?
There are hundreds of pineapple varieties, the most popular one being Smooth Cayenne. Behind that, we have Red Spanish pineapples whose harder, more durable skin make it great for shipping, Sugar Loaf pineapples which are heavy and larger than other types and Golden Supreme, which are sweeter due to a lower acidic content.
Nutrition and Serving Suggestions:
Pineapple contains some healthy, nutritional goodies for your body. While rich in Vitamin C, it boasts being the fruit highest in the essential nutrient, manganese as well as having lovely digestive enzymes.
As far as storage and serving, you'll want to keep your pineapple out of the refrigerator and on the counter instead. Left to its own devices, it'll ripen further just from sitting around, though it can take a while and if you're not vigilant, pineapple can easily become over-ripe. One trick to help it ripen quicker is to sit it upside-down on the leafy end.