Fresh Tastes Best®
Pineapples weren’t meant to fit in a can. That’s why Chiquita pineapples are picked fresh, shipped fresh, and ready to eat fresh. Whole, fresh Chiquita pineapples are the tastiest, most-nutritious way to enjoy these regal fruits.
Chiquita pineapples take about 18 months to grow.
A single Chiquita pineapple is actually a multiple fruit made up of berries that are all connected together.
Chiquita pineapples are picked by hand, and they’re stacked and shipped upside down in order to protect the fruit from bruising.
Chiquita pineapples are tested in the field to ensure they are picked at the peak of sweetness. Once they are picked, the pineapple will no longer ripen. While skin color may be an indicator of the color of the pulp, it is not a good indicator of sweetness.
Chiquita pineapples are chill-sensitive and should not be stored in the refrigerator.
Chiquita pineapples contain 50% of the Daily Value of Vitamin C. Vitamin C contributes to the reduction of fatigue; helps develop and maintain skin, bones, cartilage, blood vessels, gums and teeth, while reducing free radicals and protecting cells from oxidative damage.
Chiquita pineapple contains 131% of the Daily Value of Manganese. Manganese helps maintain healthy bones, protects cells from oxidative damage and contributes to a normal energy metabolism.
Make fruit kabobs using Chiquita pineapple chunks, Chiquita® bananas, grapes and berries.
For a healthy frozen treat, try frozen Chiquita pineapple spears on a stick.
Serve meat entrees, such as ham or chicken, with Chiquita pineapple.
For fresh fruit salads, mix Chiquita pineapple chunks with Chiquita bananas, apples or pears. The pineapple helps keep the rest of the fruit from turning brown.
Add fresh, crushed Chiquita pineapple to coleslaw and cottage cheese.
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