Tips & Tall Tales

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

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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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Spooky Cocktails For Your Next Halloween Party

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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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What Are The Best Companion Plants for Pineapple?

Pineapple Companion Plants

3 Companion Plants that Get Along with Pineapples

Growing your own plants can be a tedious accomplishment. It can take a lot of time from planting to watering and waiting for a sprout. But, when your fruits or vegetables finally finish growing and ripening, you know it was worth all the hard work after that first taste. Companion plants are specific plants to place together to achieve either one-sided or mutual benefits for the plants as they grow. Benefits can vary from protecting others to improving soil conditions.

Pineapples are no different; they require a lot of attention and love as they may take up to two years to flower, ripen, and mature. An important way to ensure your pineapple plants thrive is to grow companion plants

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Why Long Distance Runners Love Pineapples

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 Meet Every Runners Favorite Post-Run Snack

Pineapples: they taste great with drinks, in salads, and in many other meals (though some may argue they should be kept away from pizza at all costs). In the fitness world, pineapples are a superfood packed with important vitamins that runners love to snack on. Eat them raw or toss them in your post-workout smoothie for a boost to your recovery and immune system. 

While everyone can benefit from a healthy snack of pineapple, there are about 50 million people across the United States that can get an even bigger boost from this tropical fruit. That number refers to the roughly 15% of the United States population who run or jog regularly. The 83 calories in a single cup of pineapple can provide them with the nutrients necessary to run faster, farther, and stronger. 

So skip the staid post-running snack of tofu, yogurt, and eggs, and dig into the sweet, yet tart flavor of the pineapple. Let’s dive into why pineapple is your new favorite superfood!

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Costa Rica’s Independence Day Celebrations

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Celebrate Freedom on Costa Rica’s Independence Day

Every season in Costa Rica is marked with lavish and joyful celebrations. Now, the time of year has come when Costa Rica proudly celebrates the anniversary of its independence from Spain. The holiday is widely celebrated throughout the country and beyond. Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua also hold their Independence Day celebrations on the same day. Celebrate the occasion by learning more about the traditions and history behind Costa Rica’s independence day. 

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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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