3 Unexpected Ways to Use a Pineapple Crown

Hanging pineapples

What To Do With Your Pineapple Crown 

Have you ever went to dive into a delicious pineapple and been disappointed when it’s time to discard of its beautiful crown? Us too. 
So here are some helpful tips and tricks for fun and creative ways to use your pineapple crown once you’re all finished eating. 

Group of Pineapple Crowns

Grow Your Own Houseplant 

Good news, you can re-plant the crown of your juicy treat and create your very own houseplant to care for. While growing an actual pineapple from the top will take about 2-3 years due to their slow growth rate, planting the crown is a simple step, and you’ll have a beautiful plant to look after in the meantime. Watch as this baby grows, and maybe one day you’ll have your very own pineapple! 
Instructions: 
Cut the top of your pineapple off a half an inch below the leaves and trim Allow the pineapple top to dry for a week before planting 
Plant your head in soil, water thoroughly and place in bright, indirect light 
After the roots begin to develop (typically 6-8 weeks) provide your plant with additional sunlight 
For a full step by step on how to grow your pineapple plant, click here.

Pineapple Crown

Make a Beautiful Flower

Throwing a get together? Use the scraps from your snack tray to garnish the setting! With just a few simple steps to follow, everyone will wonder where you got such a gorgeous arrangement, little do they know it came from the produce aisle! 
Instructions: 
Cut the pineapple crown leaving a few inches on the bottom 
Trim the tops of the leaves along the sides 
Spread the leaves outward as a flower begins to form 
For a step by step guide on how to create a pineapple garnish, click here.

Brew a Cup of Tea 

Cup of pineapple tea

There’s nothing more satisfying than creating something delicious with the scraps of your pineapple. Once you’ve enjoyed all the fresh taste that your fruit friend has to offer, gather up the peel, and brew yourself a delicious cup of tea. It’s as easy as 1,2,3 only requiring a few ingredients, you’ll be set! 
Ingredients: 
1 pineapple peel, crown, and scraps
2 cinnamon sticks 
1 knob of ginger 
Water to cover
Instructions: 
1. Place the ingredients into a medium-sized pot and pour enough water to cover. Set the heat to medium-low and let simmer for 25 minutes. Cover with a lid and allow the tea to infuse for 20 minutes. 
2. Strain your tea and enjoy either hot or cold. 
For a full guide, click here.

If you’re not sure how to cut a pineapple, you’re not alone. Those prickly guys can be quite tricky, so be sure you’re getting the most out of your delicious treat.

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