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De-Bunking the Pull Apart Pineapple

Setting the Record Straight on this Prickly Life Hack

Last week, pineapples stepped into the internet spotlight when a viral video claimed Twitter fame. Twitter user Dennis Naghizadeh started the pull apart pineapple craze with a video from Tik Tok. The video features a pineapple being pulled apart with ease for a seemingly effortless snacking experience.

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St. Patrick’s Day Pineapple Punch

The Perfect Pineapple Punch for an Epic St. Patrick’s Day Party

St. Patrick's Day Pineapple Punch

Looking for a delicious way to liven up your St. Patty’s Day party? The Perfect Pineapple is the a great addition to sweeten up your day with a light punch that won’t knock you under the table. Enjoy a fruity balance of ginger, pineapple and champagne to celebrate the jolly leprechauns in all their green glory. Your guests will be impressed, and fresh, sustainably grown pineapple will add a bonus of surprising health benefits. This concoction is also perfect for any day of the year – simply swap out the sherbet for another favorite flavor and voila! Every day’s a party!

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Brighten Your Plate for National Nutrition Month 2019

Enjoy Every Bite of National Nutrition Month

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As the Earth blooms into spring, March brings an opportunity for transformation into our lives with National Nutrition Month. Sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, National Nutrition Month highlights the importance of making informed food decisions and developing beneficial eating habits in our day-to-day.

From lack of time to staying on budget, there are plenty of reasons we eat the way we do. In fact, 82% of Americans do not want to give up foods they like in order to eat healthier. However, incorporating a few smart swaps into meal prep can actually bring an abundance of flavor and nutrition to your food habits.

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Giving Back to Our Costa Rica Community

Growing More than Food in Costa Rica

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Here at Chestnut Hill Farms, we are passionate about what we do. Our first customer began with a handshake and a contract written on a table napkin, and we continue that relationship-based model of business to this day.

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The Perfect Pineapple Valentine’s Dessert: Poached Pineapple with Rosemary Whipped Cream

Impress Your Sweetie with Tasty Valentine’s Ideas

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Decadent pineapple meets a sweet reduced Riesling syrup to compliment the perfect romantic dessert just in time for Valentine’s Day. Indulge in homemade rosemary whipped cream, or learn a quick version to make your own variation for a creamy topping that will perfectly impress those who dare to try a bite of this special dessert.

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Where the Perfect Pineapple Grows

Eco-Friendly Farming & Rainforest Protection

Rainforest Protection

Here on Chestnut Hill Farms, we have the pleasure of working in paradise everyday. No, we don’t mean to brag, but we are thankful. Our farms are located in Guapiles, Costa Rica, right over the hill from Tortuguero National Forest. Living and working in such a lush, ecologically diverse environment has allowed us to grow more appreciative of our surroundings. This is why we bear in mind rainforest protection and remain eco-conscious of the impact of our farms while growing the perfect pineapple.

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Superbowl Party Ready with The Perfect Pineapple

Superbowl Recipes to Kickoff the Perfect Party

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On Sunday, February 3rd, football fans will watch as the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots face-off in the brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium located in Atlanta, Georgia for the 2019 Super Bowl.

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The Difference Between Fresh & Canned Pineapple

Reap Health Benefits with Fresh Pineapple and Fresh Pineapple Juice

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When a recipe calls for pineapple, don’t start looking in the canned food aisle! There is a significant difference in the nutrition value of canned vs fresh pineapple, which we are going to highlight below.

According to NutritionData.com, canned pineapple in juice has only about 60 percent as much vitamin C as fresh, raw pineapple. Canning pineapple also destroys a key anti-inflammatory enzyme called bromelain – which is one of the best benefits of consuming the sweet fruit. According to Medical News Today, bromelain can relieve sinus problems, reduce inflammation and improving digestion, making it a powerhouse for flighting off colds and flus.

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Colorful Foods for a Healthy New Year

Showcasing Colorful Produce for a Bright New Year

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The beginning of the year means New Years resolutions and a fresh commitment to healthy eating. Consumers are open to trying self-improvement trends, and new brands look less intimidating. Along with health labels, bright and colorful produce gleams with promise of a “New You.”

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Delicious Pineapple Detox Smoothie

Start the New Year Fresh with the Perfect Pineapple

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This creamy, 6-ingredient smoothie is made with the Perfect Pineapple, packed with nutrients and immune-boosting goods that will set your New Year’s into gear. Created with coconut, lime, pineapple, and greens, this is a nutrient-packed treat that is great for on-the-go or breakfast in bed.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sliced cucumber 
  • 1 heaping cup cubed The Perfect Pineapple (learn how to slice and dice easily here)
  • 1/2 large ripe, peeled, frozen banana
  • 1/4 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup filtered water
  • 1 medium lime, juiced 
  • 1 large handful greens (we like using spinach or kale)
  • 2-4 ice cubes

Instructions

  1. Add The Perfect Pineapple, cucumber, frozen banana, light coconut milk, water, lime juice, greens and ice cubes to a blender. Blend on high until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Feeling under the weather and ready to soothe your throat and feel better? Check out how to make your own pineapple cough syrup here.

Original Recipe from Minimalist Baker

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