A lot of the times when i bring a pineapple home and eat it, i get a semi-sweet and sour taste. How can you tell when is the right time to eat your pineapple to get very sweet pineapple meat?
Usually you can tell when Pineapples are ripen, which will be sweet, when
- Leaves are loose and can easily be picked from the top
- The shell has golden colour (but not dark brown, these are getting rotten)
- The aroma even from out of the shell is strong
A typical pineapple that is bought green and unripen, takes one to two days to ripe well. Don't put them in the fridge if you want to ripe them. Keep them out on the counter. As a street food vendor, we always keep them in the truck for one night prior to selling, that ensure the pineapples ripe enough and the juice comes out of it.
Hope it helps.
Once a pineapple is picked. It will not ripen any further. To find a sweet pineapple, tap the pineapple with your middle finger nail. If it has a solid sound it suppose to be ripe and sweet. A hollow sound means it is still green and sour. Tap several pineapple and compare the sound.
First of all there are different types of pineapple: The difference between pineapple types.
Second you need to know how to pick the ripe ones: How to Select the Perfect Good Pineapple from the Grocery Store.