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How to Can Your Own Pineapple

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Make the Most of Fresh Pineapple with These Simple Recipes

Since pineapple is available year-round, you’ll never be without fresh tropical fruit. However, many recipes call for canned pineapple, which offers a different texture and flavor to a dish than its fresh cousin. While you can buy canned pineapple at the store, canning it at home allows you to limit the amount of added sugar, making for a healthier option. Plus, canning is a great way to preserve the fruit if you accidentally bought too much (we also love freezing it for smoothies). Read on for our tips on canning pineapple, plus a few other recipes that preserve this tangy fruit for future enjoyment.

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo Pineapple Style

A Tropical Fiesta

Cinco de Mayo Pineapple Recipes

Cinco de Mayo is on the horizon and we are ready to party! Prepare for weekend fiestas with this recipe round-up fit for a festive crowd. We’ve taken classic Mexican treats and added a tropical summer twist of fresh pineapple. Delight your guests with a Cinco de Mayo celebration, pineapple style.

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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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