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How to prepare a pineapple

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Our supersweet pineapples are grown in Costa Rica, where the climate produces intensely-flavoured fruit. They can be stored at room temperature for up to four days.

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Step 1

Remove the leafy crown with a sharp knife and cut a thin slice from the base. Slice the skin away from top to bottom, removing any brown 'eyes' as you go.

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Step 2

Carefully cut the pineapple in half lengthways and then into thick wedges.

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Step 3

Remove the tough central core and discard.

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Step 4

Chop each wedge into bite-sized chunks.