How to juice pineapple? (+7 simple steps)

In this article, we will answer the question, “How to juice pineapple?”, and how long does fresh pineapple juice last?

How to juice pineapple?

Juicing pineapples can be a little tough, especially because this fruit requires a lot of prep time. But don’t worry, this guide will cover the topic comprehensively. 

Preparing the pineapple.

Before you actually start going down to the juicing business, you need to make sure that your pineapple is ready for juicing. Obviously, you don’t want that hard skin of your pineapple in your juice. So let’s get on with it. 

  1. Choosing the right type of pineapple is of the essence here. If you go with an underripe pineapple, the juice will be sour. Similarly, if you go with an overripe pineapple, the juice will be a bit too sweet. 

How can I choose the perfect pineapple? Just smell it! It has to be sweet, but not too sweet (fermented). Overripe pineapple will have an alcohol or vinegar-like smell. 

  1. When you have carefully chosen the perfect pineapples, the next step is to cut the stem of the pineapple. For this, you need a sharp knife and a cutting board. Avoid cutting it while holding it in your hand as it can be very dangerous!
  1. Now peel the skin. Remember, we don’t want to waste any extra pineapple, so it is best to lay the pineapple vertically and cut it from the top to the bottom. Make sure you don’t go too deep when peeling off the skin because it will just result in the loss of your precious fruit. 

You will start to see the pineapple eyes that go deep in the fruit. Don’t worry and don’t try to peel them off because they go deep in the fruit. We will handle them separately.

  1. When all of the peel has been successfully removed, there will be dark-colored eyes against a yellow background of fruit. Now is the time you take out the “eye remover” tool designed for this purpose. 

Various tools are available. You can also pluck them out one by one, or you could just cut them along the diagonals with another tool that is available. You can purchase these tools here. They are cheap and very handy.

  1. If you don’t have any of these tools, you can also use your knife to cut the eyes out. Cutting them one by one will take too much time so you should note the pattern and cut them diagonally along the vertical axis. Your pineapple will have a spiral pattern.
  1. That’s it. Hard work is over and now it is time for smart work. Your pineapple is now ready to be juiced! Cut the pineapple into small pieces that can easily be inserted in the juicer or the blender and start juicing! 
  1. This last step is specifically for the juicing process. People often have a problem with juicing pineapple because it gets stuck in the juicer. Well, the best way to take care of this situation is by dicing the pineapple into small pieces. 

You should ever overfill the juicer because the pineapple will then adhere to the blades of the juicer and it will get stuck. This also depends on the sharpness of the blades of the juicer. 

Juicing the pineapple

You can use a juicer or a blender for this purpose. Let us now discuss this process step by step.

  1. When you have your perfectly diced pieces of pineapple, all you need to do now is add them to the blender and the blender will do the rest of the work. 
  1. Use a strainer to strain the juice into a separate container. Some juicers come with blenders and others do not. So it is not really a problem if yours does not have a strainer in it. You just strain the juice when you pour it into the jug or glass.
  1. If the blades of your juicer are designed for ice cubes, make sure you use them. It will chill the pineapple juice and aid in the juicing process. The water from the cubes will ensure that the blades stay neat and clean to get down to business!

How long does fresh pineapple juice last? 

Fresh pineapple juice will last for 3-5 days in the refrigerator. If you put it out in the open, it will not last for more than a few hours. 

Storing the pineapple juice is also not that big of a problem. Just make sure you use airtight containers to prevent the juice from oxidation. 

Pineapple juice is highly susceptible to microbial contamination and should be refrigerated immediately. You can also freeze pineapple juice if you like.

Conclusion

In this article, we will answer the question, “How to juice pineapple?”, and how long does fresh pineapple juice last?

References

https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Pineapple-Juice

https://www.eujuicers.com/magazine/5-tips-for-juicing-pineapples-without-jamming-your-juicer

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Hi, I am Charlotte, I love cooking and in my previous life, I was a chef. I bring some of my experience to the recipes on this hub and answer your food questions.

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