How to Pull Apart a PINEAPPLE | Pineapple Peeling - Fruity Fruits

  • Published on: 2019-03-15
  • frooty frooty frooty frooty greetings my beautiful lovelies it's Emmie welcome back to another episode of fruity fruit where I taste fruits that are fruity today's fruit isn't that fruity but it is the beautiful pineapple but today specifically I'm gonna attempt to do the pineapple peeling now if you haven't seen this little video I believe it went viral on tik-tok first and then on Twitter where I discovered it so what you see in the video is the pineapple partially eaten and you see the core exposed inside and then the person eating the pineapple just removes each one of these little segments at a time and eats that way amazing right never seen that before so I'm gonna attempt to peel the pineapple I have three examples of pineapples here in different states of ripeness last night I discovered an eager article I'll put the link down below that explained how this could be done so number one they said it was not very easy to do number two there might be a specific variety of pineapple that was used in that video called a snack pine I believe it's a Japanese variant of the pineapple which might make it easier to separate and thirdly they said that the pineapple should be very ripe so what I did was I went to the grocery store and I got three different pineapples in three various states of ripeness I'm going to try the rapist one first so how do you pick a good pineapple I typically pick pineapples that look kind of like this there's a little bit of yellow here a little bit of green on the top I personally don't like my pineapples overly ripe they get too soft a little bit mushy and a little bit too sweet so I go for something like that so you don't want any any softness at the bottom you want a little bit of yellow coloring but I like a little bit of green on top so in this one you can see there's just a little bit of yellow here but this is more green this is a more on the right version now this one is the ripe this one I could find and as you can see the yellow coloring goes almost all the way to the top so pineapples scientific name is annona squamosa s-- so pineapples are bromeliads there in the bromeliad they're indigenous to South America so I discovered a really interesting blog called botanist in the and that's where I got a lot of this information just simple Anatomy here this top portion here with the leaves it's called the crown and what's very interesting about a pineapple is it's actually a number of fruits together technically it's a berry so fruit comes from flowers the ovary develops into a fruit that's what we eat so each one of these is a fruit and this little flap here is called a brat and if we pull this back spot here is called the eye or the flower cup then that's what gets pollinated to create the fruit beneath it so this entire pineapple consists of 50 to 200 individual fruits that have come together to form this pineapple isn't that amazing I love that what's also very cool as the arrangement of these fruits is in a spiral so these take five to twelve months to ripen so historically this was a status symbol because it was difficult to get and because it took so long to actually ripen alrighty so that's the beautiful pineapple I love this route if you haven't already noticed now let's go ahead and attempt to peel it so if this whole thing doesn't work out I'm still going to show you how to peel a pineapple I'm going to show you two different methods number one being my father's technique that he showed me it was absolutely beautiful it's a little bit more labor-intensive and number two the one that I use when I just want pineapple to eat so I've seen two videos on this pineapple peeling and based on the direction of the Brax that looks like you can do it from either the bottom or the top let's remove the crown first and I'll just try it both ways I'm going to use a paring knife I'm gonna establish a little bit of a border here cutting in between each individual fruit kind of giving me a little perimeter here now I'm gonna pull this right off now if you want to find a little experiment you can just take this crown and stick it in some potting soil and water it and this will actually grow into a new plant this last year totally worked you can see the little individual fruits that are connected by this core and then the video they just show them you know plucking it apart in eater they said that you could try rolling it to kind of separate it a bit thumbs here to kind of push on this see if I can separate the fruits a bit ooh there's a little bit the fruits look like they're pretty tight on the top and I'm thinking it'll be easier on the bottom so you can kind of look I got one right there so delicious indeed it's kind of difficult to separate each one feasible you can kind of use your nail and kind of pull it apart it's not really coming off as satisfyingly as they do show in the video we compare the green section here which is less ripe it doesn't want to separate very easily but if we go the yellow part that's a little bit more ripe it does want to separate more and just use your thumb and then you can indeed pull it apart it works well because the side is gonna be more ripe I'm gonna do it from the bottom I'm gonna go around each one of these fruits pineapples contain an enzyme called bromelain and it is a protein dissolving enzyme so you'll find that sometimes when you cut pineapple your hands will feel kind of slippery and that is the enzymes working on your skin but those same enzymes can be used as a meat tenderizer excellent for tenderizing meat but you don't want the meat to sit in there too long otherwise kind of breaks down the tissue and you get kind of a mushy textured product which isn't it so great okay take that off and indeed it comes off in little sets yes I noticed in one of the videos that I watched which is more of an ASMR video the segment's definitely look like they had been separated like someone took a little knife and went around and kind of scored it because when you see them eating it there's already a gap like they they're like oh look how easy but if you have a really ripe pineapple it does separate that way you just kind of push it with your thumb and you get the little segments just like that so the reason why this works is because anatomically a pineapple consists of many many fruits combined together around the central core we push it and then you just peel it it's actually very messy using a knife and just eating it with a fork or toothpick is much easier to do then making this kind of a mess so let me show the way my dad likes to peel a pineapple this way he says saves a little bit more fruit you don't have as much waste when you're peeling the outside of the pineapple so first we're going to cut off the crown and we're gonna cut the base off as well shave off the outside of the pineapple which exposes the eyes so these eyes are actually called the flower cups and if we see inside you can see the parts of the flower where the fruit needs to be pollinated to turn into a pineapple isn't that great now that the eyes are all exposed we can see this beautiful spiral arrangement of the flowers or fruits around the pineapple remove the eyes following this kind of spiral pattern all the way around the pineapple okay we just cut it down the middle and there's the beautiful core right there we don't want to eat that that can be a little bit woody so you just cut it down this way cut it this way cut it this way just cut into pieces like this show blood lastly I'm going to show you another way to cut a pineapple and this is going to be my technique it's pretty much the same technique as my dad's except I take off more of the skin you can also do this with a bread knife with this technique you just go a little bit deeper so you actually cut out the eyes now we're gonna cut it in half cut it into wedges remove the core and again bite-sized pieces I could eat pineapple for like ever mmm so there you have it pineapple one of my favorite as fruits and three different ways to eat it pineapple appealing does work although I really wouldn't recommend it because there are easier ways let me know down in the comments below if you have a special technique to eat or peel your pineapple if you have some special recipe and yeah thank you guys so much for tuning in I hope you guys enjoyed that one I hope you guys learned something please share this video with your friends follow me on social media check out the free different place for more interesting at fruity fruits and yeah I shall see you in the next one do take care bye [Music] watch covet what what what God watch good watch
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  • durnominator

    We have a pineapple peeling machine in a grocery store here. Put in the pineapple, place the cup, push the button - the machine does its thing and the pineapple drops in to the cup, peeled and core removed.

  • John GTA

    nice to see a fail video get so many likes

  • Just Shadz

    the way your dad does it is what I'm used to.

  • AdeleyDunda

    I don’t know why I’m here, I hate pineapple...

  • R Eaton

    OMG you're sooo adorable!! Thanks for the tips now I need to go out and buy a pineapple!! :-)

  • Lei kim

    You push it. You peel it. You get it. You eat it. Sorry, just got inspired of 7 rings i just watched haha

  • t jones

    as to the spiral ... inneresting:

  • Ungratefulchild :3

    i wanted to do this at home but nahh. its okay. i will just cut it into pieces bcos i pretty sure that if i did it this way, my mom will tell all my relatives what im trying to do with the pineaple.


    my mouth gets watery during watching this video

  • Dusts Dusts

    There is a guy in Philippines in tagum davao. Who does a different style and comes out already into pieces. He got a technique i have never ever seen before. He is in youtube ill try to find it and place a link.

  • Barbara Speck

    I'm cutting my pineapples just like you are doing it. It is just the quickest way :)

  • Alfason Ajiputra

    The core is actually my favorite part of pineapple😅. We mostly peel pineapple the way your father did here in Indonesia(we call it NANAS here though). Be careful with the eye because you could get an allergic reaction when you didn't remove it entirely and it gets eaten. We usually rub it with salt or soak it with salt water after peeling it to reduce the itchy sensation when eating it.

  • Filipino Life Overseas

    I grew up where pineapple are grown in the backyards. We never eat pineapples this way. Because it is just wrong.

  • Maggie Patience

    Add a little salt, lime juice and a dash of hot sauce and finely chopped cilantro and you have a West Indian recipe call Chow (which we do with almost every tropical fruit- especially green ones - including mangoes)! Delicious!

  • Jenna Millard

    I wish I could eat pineapple, it makes me really sick :(