Tips & Tall Tales

Pineapple Ham: Easter’s Favorite Entree

A Savory and Sweet Easter Tradition

With deviled eggs as the opening act, pineapple ham is the main event at Easter dinner. Juicy, sweet and festive, pineapple and ham join forces to make an iconic holiday dish. Have you ever stopped to wonder – why ham? Just like turkey on Thanksgiving, ham and Easter tend to go hand-in-hand. As it turns out, there’s a bit of history behind this tradition.

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Pineapples in the Hospitality and Food Industry

Pineapple in Hospitality and Food Industry

What the Queen Fruit Brings to the Table

Tropical, bright and refreshing, pineapples are perfect to enjoy on an afternoon picnic or day at the beach. However, these prickly fruits are far more versatile than a summer day snack. As the official symbol of hospitality, pineapples have rich associations with social status, friendship and a welcoming spirit. From breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and décor, pineapples are a stunning addition to the food industry.

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How to Cut a Pineapple with a Pineapple Corer

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You’ve seen beautifully uniform pineapple rings at the grocery store, fancy brunches or summer cookouts. Did you know how easy they are to achieve? Gone are the days of paying $5-6 for a container of pre-sliced pineapple. Grab a fresh pineapple and a pineapple corer and get ready for some magic.

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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 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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Ring in the New Year with Pineapple

Cheers the New Year with Sparkling Pineapple Libations

Pineapple is a versatile fruit, symbolizing hospitality and offering a number of important health benefits that can do everything from giving your immune system a boost to preventing disease. Add the Perfect Pineapple to your New Year’s traditions and ring in 2019 with health and good cheer. A perfect sipping libation as the ball drops, or to sip on as spring makes its way back to our hemisphere, we have a few of our favorite recipes ready to shake up your holidays.

Pineapple Mimosas

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