Pineapple A tropical fruit from Central and South America and the Pacific Islands, notably Hawaii.
Select Sufficiently ripe, 1/8 of the shell yellow and of a brand that insures that the fruit was left on the plant as long as possible before harvest.
Market Forms Fresh, whole or halved; canned in slices, cut, crushed, chunks, sweetened or unsweetened; canned juices, candied and candied peel in jars and containers; in marmalades, and frozen juices.
Serve As a fresh fruit, as a juice, in fruit salads, in cakes and pies, in ice cream, as a topping, as a sauce, garnishing, an appetizer of a dessert.
Complimentary Condiments and Flavors Ham and poultry, in Chinese sweet and sour dishes, other fruits, maraschino cherries, rum, brandy.