This Is How to Eat a Pineapple the Right Way

You won't even need a knife if the pineapple is ripe!

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I thought coring and slicing was the only way to cut a pineapple—until now. If you haven’t been sniffing around TikTok or Instagram lately, you might not know about the technique making waves in the food community. It may be hard to believe, but pineapples are made up of berries, indicated by those spiky pieces. You can tear them out for easy snacking!

How to Eat a Pineapple

This video from @taste_of_home on TikTok shows how this trick works. It features a pineapple being plucked apart chunk by chunk with only a little help from a knife.

First, cut along the upper pineapple segments to remove the crown. (You can save the crown and use it to grow a pineapple.)

Then, roll the pineapple to help loosen up the segments. If the pineapple is nice and ripe, you’ll be able to pull out each segment. You can also use a knife to cut out the individual segments if the pineapple isn’t quite ripe enough. How clever is that?

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This is one TikTok food hack that really makes sense, along with how some people are soaking pineapple in salt water.

Why Didn’t We Know This?!

The internet is reacting, most singing the praises of learning how to eat a pineapple while others marvel at how long it took us to figure it out.

This nifty summer kitchen hack is pretty ingenious, but it does have its faults. Picking pieces out of a pineapple means you might get a mouthful of core, which can be pretty hard to swallow. But otherwise, this new way to eat pineapple is flawless. Just be sure to pick up a ripe pineapple at the store—sniff the fruit and choose one that smells sweet!

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Laurie Dixon
Having a passion for writing her whole life, Laurie joined the Taste of Home team to bring together her two favorite things—creative writing and food. She spends most of her time playing with her dog, drafting up short stories and, of course, trying out new recipes.