Tips & Tall Tales

Pineapple Juice: The Difference Between Fresh & Canned

Pineapple Juice

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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Your Tropical Christmas Party Guide

Image from Pineapple Supply Co.

Celebrate the Holiday Season with Pineapples

So this is Christmas, and depending on where you are, you may not be dreaming of a white one. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate the season like everyone else; with a party full of joy and Christmas cheer.

Everyone celebrates the holidays differently with different festivities and traditions, so why not shake up the happiness with a tropical Christmas party? Instead of a classic fruitcake, which most people don’t like anyway, make pineapple the star of your party this year.

Here’s your guide to a successful and fun tropical Christmas party at home this year.

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How to Trim the Perfect Pineapple Christmas Tree

Add A Tropical Twist This Christmas With The Perfect Pineapple Christmas Tree

With a tree in every store window and scents of peppermint and cinnamon wafting out of every door, there’s no doubt, the time for gift giving has returned. You are not alone if you feel like you blinked and the holidays are here. It’s not unusual to feel overwhelmed with a million things on your to-do list. 

Let your friends at Chestnut Hill Farms take one major stress off your plate when it comes to picking up a Christmas tree. If you’re looking for a small tree or an inexpensive way to celebrate Christmas with family, friends, or co-workers, turn expectations upside down with a pineapple! It’s the perfect tropical twist this holiday season.

This convenient small decoration can fit on counters and even easily travel. Bringing in some natural green can serve as a dining room table centerpiece or a quick office set-up. Just remember, there are no rules when decorating your own pineapple Christmas tree!

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Unique Thanksgiving Recipes for Your Holiday Table

Unique Thanksgiving Recipes

Put a Perfect Pineapple Twist on Classic Sides with these Unique Thanksgiving Recipes

The breezy autumn air has arrived, and Thanksgiving food is on the brain. Visions of mashed potatoes, savory stuffing, and green bean casserole fill our minds as we dream up the ultimate Thanksgiving Day menu. While there’s no replacement for classic dishes, why not jazz up the table this year with some interesting twists on age-old favorites? Versatile and flavorful, our Chestnut Hill Perfect Pineapples fit in surprisingly with several fan-favorite holiday dishes. Enjoy added health benefits and refreshing flavors in these unique Thanksgiving recipes.

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Can You Eat the Pineapple Core?

Pineapple core

Surprising Benefits of a Pineapple Core

One way to enjoy pineapple that doesn’t typically come up is how to eat the core. Some people have even been misled to avoid the core altogether! Well, we’re here to clear up this common misconception once and for all. It’s official: the pineapple core is edible.

There is no debate that pineapples are a delicious and healthy treat. It’s so popular that the average American eats over seven pounds of this tropical fruit per year. However, there is plenty of disagreement about the best way to eat pineapple. We’re no strangers to this good-natured debate here at Chestnut Hill Farms. Heck, we’re eating our Perfect Pineapples fresh, having them for breakfast, topping off a salad, blending them in a smoothie, charring them on the grill, and even juicing them for seasonal beverages. Now, let’s get the most out of every part of the pineapple.

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The Myth of the Green Pineapple

Green Pineapple

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

Masquerade
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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Spooky Cocktails For Your Next Halloween Party

Spooky cocktails

Spooky Cocktails to Spice Up All Hallow’s Eve

Whether you plan on attending an epic Halloween party or enjoying a relaxing night with friends, we’ve got your bartending duties covered with these spooky cocktails that will leave them wanting more. 

These spooky delights come with a tropical twist of tangy pineapple for the perfect flavor and fruity base. We’re confident you’ll find something that suits the taste of your mortal palette…muahahaha.

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