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How to use a pineapple corer?

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Have you ever wondered how to use a pineapple corer? Pineapples can be a tough fruit to peel. It’s easy to lose some flesh when skinning and coring using a knife. Corers make the whole process much more easy and efficient. They’re also the best way to make those perfect pineapple rings you see in stores.

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Step by step on how to use a pineapple corer.

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How to use a pineapple corer?

So, how do you core a pineapple with a corer? It’s really straightforward. Just follow this step-by-step guide and you can’t go wrong.

1.Slice off the top of the pineapple

Start by slicing the top off the pineapple as straight and level as you can.

Sometimes you get a pineapple with an uneven bottom that won’t stand up on its own. If you’ve got this problem, cut a thin slice from the base now. This will give you a flat surface to stand your pineapple on, making the rest of the process easier.

2. Place the corer over the center of the pineapple

Look for the circular core in the middle of the pineapple. Place the corer over the pineapple so the hollow center covers the core.

3. Push down and twist

Push gently but firmly while twisting the handle clockwise.  Keep pushing until you feel slight resistance.

Once you’ve reached the bottom, keeping the corer inside for now, pick it up and tip the juice into a bowl.

4. Pull out the pineapple

Pull up on the handle while holding the shell of the fruit in place. Sometimes it takes a bit of wiggling to wrest it free but it should slide straight out.

5. Release the pineapple and slice

Push the levers on either side of the corer to release your freshly cut fruit. You’ll now have a spiral tower of pineapple.  Carefully slice from top to bottom to cut it into individual rings.

If you prefer your pineapple in chunks simply cut it up as if it were a pie or cake.

This video shows how to core a pineapple using an ‘Easy Slicer’ corer – the steps are pretty much the same as above.

What is the best pineapple corer?

There are a few key features to keep an eye out for when picking one. First, it’s a good idea to opt for stainless steel over plastic or a cheaper metal. Not only will this make cutting through the fairly tough flesh easier, stainless steel won’t rust like other metals.

It’s also important to pick a corer with an ergonomic handle to make it comfortable and easy to use.

Some pineapple corers come with a separate wedger, used to cut the fruit into even chunks. If this is how you prefer to serve your pineapple it’s a feature worth considering.

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Can I eat the core of a pineapple?

The core of the pineapple isn’t as appetizing as the rest of the fruit. It’s dryer, tougher, and less flavorful than the flesh. However, pineapple cores are perfectly edible and just as nutritious as the rest of the fruit. They contain high amounts of vitamin C and bromelain. In fact, they contain a higher concentration of dietary fiber than the rest of the fruit. So, not only can you eat the core of the pineapple, it’s healthy for you to do so.

pineapple cores are perfectly edible and just as nutritious as the rest of the fruit. They contain high amounts of vitamin C and bromelain. Click to Tweet

So now you know how to use a pineapple corer, you can start making perfect pineapple rings and presenting pineapple drinking cups for your get-togethers.

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