Tips & Tall Tales

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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The Royal History of Pineapples

Pineapple Has a Larger than Life Story

The citrus and sweet flavor of pineapple is something we all know and love – but the fruit was not always quite as accessible. It’s easy to take it for granted today with the perfect pineapple available at grocery stores around the corner and across the country. In fact, they were so scarce back that having one was equivalent to being royal.

During the 14th century, cane sugar was expensive, and finding saccharine ingredients was no easy task. So, when pineapples were first discovered, they created a craze that would last for centuries. 

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The Best Pineapple Tart Recipes of All Time

Pineapple Tarts

In Search of the Perfect Pineapple Tart from 1661 to 2022

Have you ever sat back and wondered when the first pineapple tart was made? The decadent dessert was first enjoyed by the fortunate taste testers in 1661. Pineapple was considered a luxury fruit back then and had a price that reflected its status. But, lucky for you, pineapples are much easier to come by nowadays and carry a price that is easier to swallow. No matter the century you make them in, these pineapple tart recipes are sure to please, so pick a perfect pineapple and get baking!

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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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Celebrate National Smoothie Day in Pineapple Style!

Pineapple Smoothie Bowl

Happy Times and Good Sunshine

The sun is getting warmer and brighter, and the days are getting longer; summer is only a short time away! We recognize the summer solstice on June 21st this year, but did you know there’s an even sweeter holiday to celebrate pineapple style? National Smoothie Day! 

The perfect holiday duo: summer sunshine and sweet treats! The first day of summer typically involves gathering with friends and family to enjoy the warm outdoors, going to the pool, and watching the sunset on the longest day of the year. Get your summer celebrations going by trying out these delicious Perfect Pineapple smoothie recipes at your backyard hangout.

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Throw the Perfect Pineapple Summer Luau

Pineapple Luau

Celebrate Summer with Pineapple

With Memorial Day now in the rearview mirror, it’s safe to say that the summer season is officially here. Summer brings along many fan favorites like pool parties, grilling, time spent with loved ones, and of course, pineapples. Pineapples are the perfect tropical muse to sweeten up your summer luau this year. Bursting with flavor and rich in nutrients, not only are pineapples delectable, they’re good for your health too. So, grab your fruit, leis, and grass skirts and get ready to cool down while living it up at your Perfect Pineapple summer luau.

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Sweeten Your Summer With Pineapple Salad

Pineapple Salad

Pineapple Meets Vegetables for a Taste Explosion

We all love a lil’ somethin’ sweet. Especially in the summer, it can be tempting to reach for an ice cream cone. However, there are other food combinations that can be just as sweet, without the calories and added sugars. Creating a tasty pineapple salad will keep you refreshed by the pool, at the beach, and relaxing with friends. 

Pineapples are a beneficial fruit for our bodies because they are high in vitamin C, B6, and magnesium. Especially while sweating in the hot summer sun, we can use every nutrient we can get. When trying to eat healthy it is great to have those extra vitamins and even better when it comes from something as delicious as pineapple.

It’s not all about the pineapple! Salad greens contain many vitamins and healthy components key to a well-rounded diet. Greens contain vitamin A and C, calcium, and fiber and are naturally low in calories and sodium. 

There are many different ways to create a perfect pineapple summer salad fit for any occasion. Feel free to experiment with the different ingredient lists, toss everything together, and voila—a culinary masterpiece!

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Say Cheers to Memorial Day with a Pineapple Cocktail

Pineapple Cocktail

Cool for the Summer

Summer is all about staying cool and shredding the waves at the local beach? Cool. Loading up a drink chest with ice? Cooler. Chilling out with an extravagant pineapple cocktail? Coolest.

As the unofficial kickoff to the season, Memorial Day is the perfect time to bust out some new recipes that will keep you and your crew happy all summer long. Not only do smoothies and drinks made with pineapples taste good, but they’re also good for you. We’ve pulled together a couple of our favorite pineapple drinks, so head to the store to pick up the perfect pineapples and read on.

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Celebrate the Summer Months with Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple

Try These Grilled Pineapple Recipes This Summer

The sun is shining, the weather is beautiful, and there’s no better way to soak it up than spending time outdoors. Don’t limit your outdoor time to relaxing in the pool, getting active, and fishing – get cooking outside too, with grilled pineapple!

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Why Gen Z Should Choose a Career in Agriculture

Agriculture Farmer

The Benefits of Starting A Career In Agriculture at a Young Age

In the lush green fields of Costa Rica, Costa Rican farmers carry a deep love for the land – growing popular crops like coffee and pineapple and putting Costa Rica on the map of global agriculture.

Yet, today, the Ukraine-Russia war and the COVID-19 pandemic have disrupted food supply chains across the globe. Food prices will continue to rise in 2022, according to the head of Cargill Inc., who also underlined labor shortages as one of the biggest risks facing the industry.

Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of starting an agriculture career early in life.

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