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Pineapple Juice: The Difference Between Fresh & Canned

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Reap Health Benefits with Fresh Pineapple and Fresh Pineapple Juice

When a recipe calls for pineapple, don’t start looking in the canned food aisle! There is a significant difference in the nutritional value of canned versus fresh pineapple. You might prefer the sweet, syrupy juice and convenience of canned pineapple. Or, fresh pineapple might seem intimidating to cut into.

Read on and find out if that extra effort is really worth it.

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The Myth of the Green Pineapple

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Green Pineapples are Ripe!

There is a common misconception that green pineapple is not ripe yet, however, pineapple doesn’t have to be yellow to be eaten and enjoyed. For example, Caribbean pineapple is ripe and available year-round but is green at certain times of the year. You no longer have to avoid the green pineapple at your local grocery store!

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Celebrating The Day of Masquerade

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Parade with the giants of Chamony, Barva
(By Sol Araya)

Let’s Talk The Day of Masquerade

When you hear the word “Halloween”, thoughts of sugary candies, costumes, and scary movies come to mind. Here in America, we try to stretch out spooky season for as long as we can, but not everyone celebrates Halloween the same way. In Costa Rica, October 31st is the Day of Masquerade. This day is filled with elaborate masks, culture, music, and lively parades!

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How to Carve a Halloween Pineapple

The Year of Halloween Pineapple Carving

Are you feeling a little creative this October? Switch up spooky season festivities by carving a Halloween pineapple in lieu of a classic pumpkin! Pineapples make great jack-o-lanterns because they are less wasteful and smell amazing.

Get creative with the pineapple’s unique shape! Will its iconic, leafy crown become a funky hairstyle for your jack-o-lantern? Just like pumpkins, pineapples come in all sizes and are the perfect canvas for a festive creation.

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How We Grow Pineapples in Fall

Perfect Pineapples Are Available Year-Round

Enjoy Pineapples in Fall for a Tropical Twist This Season

While most areas of the world are familiar with the four seasons: winter, spring, summer, and fall, the Costa Rican climate typically falls into two categories: rainy and dry seasons. This makes Costa Rica the perfect place to grow pineapples in fall.

Keep reading to learn more about the fall season in Costa Rica, and how this affects our pineapple farming.

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The Perfect Pineapple Party Playlist

Jam Out to These Pineapple Tunes

Looking for the perfect playlist to take your next pineapple party to the next level? Look no further than our carefully curated compilation of tunes. From childhood throwbacks to Caribbean cruise fan favorites, you can’t go wrong with any of these timely tunes. So, grab your pineapple decorations, outfits, and speakers, and prepare for the greatest pineapple party of all time.

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How Volcanic Soil Makes the Perfect Pineapple

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Luscious Life in an Unexpected Place

To many who do not live near them, volcanoes are seen as gigantic, terrifying disasters waiting to happen. However, for those who live closer, they are viewed as a natural wonder vital to life. In fact, after an eruption, the lava and ash combine and result in the world’s most fertile soil, great for volcanic soil farming.

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Pineapples and Charleston: A Love Affair with Hospitality

Charleston Pineapple Fountain
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The Staple of Charleston: Pineapples

By now, we’ve all heard that pineapples are symbols of hospitality in the United States, but there is one place where this is especially prominent: Charleston, South Carolina. Known to be the most visited city in South Carolina, perhaps Charleston’s most famous pineapple piece, their pineapple fountain, draws hundreds of thousands of onlookers every year. Now, in a state that doesn’t even grow pineapples, how did they become such an iconic piece? 

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The Sloths Living Among Perfect Pineapples

Sloth on a Branch in a Rainforest

Fun Facts About the Majestic Costa Rican Sloths

When thinking of Costa Rica, what comes to mind? Perhaps the plentiful Perfect Pineapples growing in the sunshine, or maybe you think of the famous creatures known for their next-level laziness living among those pineapples. Costa Rica is famously known for their two types of sloths: Hoffman’s Two-Toed Sloth and the Brown-throated Three-Toed Sloth. These laid-back guys spend their days in the slow lane among the lush rainforests they call home while napping and snacking to their heart’s content. Sounds like the life, right?

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How Long Will Your Cut Pineapple Last?

Cut Pineapple

You Cut Your Pineapple, Now What?

We’ve all picked out a ripe pineapple and cut in for a juicy bite. Then, you get full. As delicious as the Perfect Pineapple is, you can’t eat the whole fruit in one sitting. Now comes the age-old question: how long can I keep this pineapple that I’ve already cut? Nothing is worse than cutting your Perfect Pineapple only to go back wanting to eat it later and realizing that it’s not as good as it once was. Well, strap in, because today we’re going to solve the mystery that is the longevity of a cut pineapple.

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