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Old 07-10-2012, 11:17 PM   #21
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...Another tip for fresh pineapple is to rinse it after you cut it. The pineapple creates acid as a defense mechanism when you cut it, so if you rinse that off, it won't burn your lips and tongue :)

I didn't know that. Thanks.
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Old 07-10-2012, 11:20 PM   #22
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Another tip for fresh pineapple is to rinse it after you cut it. The pineapple creates acid as a defense mechanism when you cut it, so if you rinse that off, it won't burn your lips and tongue :)
That is good info to remember. Thank you.
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:04 AM   #23
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I will eat fresh pineapple until my tongue is raw. Same with Kiwi. Thanks for the tip to rinse it, it may save me several layers of taste buds.
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I will eat fresh pineapple until my tongue is raw. Same with Kiwi. Thanks for the tip to rinse it, it may save me several layers of taste buds.
Yep the rinsing trick has saved me many layers of skin!! Went to a friends house and ate a few pieces of grilled pineapple, and I couldn't believe my mouth was raw after just a couple pieces!! I had forgotten how acidic fresh pineapple is. I've gotten spoiled being able to eat the whole dang thing if I want to lol. Hope pineapples are on sale at the grocery store today... If they are I am definitely buying one! Hmm... Maybe I'll buy one anyway... Thaw out some chops, buy ingredients for pineapple and pork kabobs... Yep. That is happening.
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I like to cut the core in wedges and freeze them. Pineapple popsicles!!!
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:52 PM   #26
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Another trivium about grilling fresh pineapple:

Many people throw away the pineapple core because they think it's too tough. When you grill pineapple the whole piece becomes more tender, including the core.

My advice is to trim the husk of the fresh pineapple, then slice it into 1/4" to 1/2" discs, then grill them before further cutting. You may find the discs are ready to serve, or you may cut them into halves or quarters and leave the core attached, because the core will often be deliciously crunchy but not tough as in uncooked pineapples.'

Also, grilled pineapple slices may benefit from marinade. I don't have any tried and tested pineapple marinade recipes to offer at the present time. (Soy sauce and ginger may be compatible tastes...)
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:44 AM   #27
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Another trivium about grilling fresh pineapple:

Many people throw away the pineapple core because they think it's too tough. When you grill pineapple the whole piece becomes more tender, including the core.

My advice is to trim the husk of the fresh pineapple, then slice it into 1/4" to 1/2" discs, then grill them before further cutting. You may find the discs are ready to serve, or you may cut them into halves or quarters and leave the core attached, because the core will often be deliciously crunchy but not tough as in uncooked pineapples.'

Also, grilled pineapple slices may benefit from marinade. I don't have any tried and tested pineapple marinade recipes to offer at the present time. (Soy sauce and ginger may be compatible tastes...)
Franks red hot (or any similar hot sauce) is phenomenal on grilled pineapple. The spicy sweet flavor pairs great with chicken
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:05 PM   #28
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Another tip for fresh pineapple is to rinse it after you cut it. The pineapple creates acid as a defense mechanism when you cut it, so if you rinse that off, it won't burn your lips and tongue :)
Wouldn't the pineapple create acid as a defense mechanism when you chew it too?
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:08 PM   #29
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The pineapple creates acid as a defense mechanism when you cut it...
I'm dubious about your theory that the acid is some sort of defense mechanism. Could you provide a source for that?

More likely, the acid is just part of the plant's natural metabolism. It leaks out if you cut it, same as oranges. Both have high amounts of citric acid.

Anybody who wants less acid should select pineapples that are more ripe.
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I'm dubious about your theory that the acid is some sort of defense mechanism. Could you provide a source for that?

More likely, the acid is just part of the plant's natural metabolism. It leaks out if you cut it, same as oranges. Both have high amounts of citric acid.

Anybody who wants less acid should select pineapples that are more ripe.
Greg, I agree with you and so does Livestrong.com, though they also agree with Skittle68's recommendation to wash fresh cut pineapple:

How To Avoid Acid Burn From Eating Pineapple | LIVESTRONG.COM

There are some other useful recommendations in the article as well.
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