Do Not Use Fresh Pineapple in Gelatin Salads

Do not use fresh pineapple in a salad that contains gelatin. The fresh pineapple contains an enzyme that will prevent the gelatin from setting. Use canned pineapple instead.
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Do Not Use Fresh Pineapple in Gelatin Salads

Do you struggle with trying to determine if a fresh pineapple is ripe or not? Sometimes it is hard to tell just by looking at it. To check for ripeness, pull out one of the bottom leaves from the plume. It should come out easily if the pineapple is ripe.

Another thing many of people struggle with is how to cut up a pineapple. Once you know how it is quite simple. In our All About Pineapple section we show you how to cut off the rind, and then how to clean it and cut it into rings, wedges, and chunks.
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