Pineapple facts and general information about pineapples.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Pineapple are Available:
Available year round
How Do Pineapple Grow:
Pineapples grow in tropical areas because they like a lot of sun.
Pineapples grow in the center of a cactus like plant amidst the
plants spiky leaves. They take 18 months to grow!
You can cut off the top of your pineapple and dry
it out for several days. Plant it in soil and see if it will grow.
Pineapples don't like too much water and warmth so plan accordingly.
Pineapples can grow from 1.0 meters to 1.5 meters in length.
What to Look for When Buying Pineapple:
They should smell sweet. Choose pineapples that are plump and are
Pineapple Storage Tips:
Store uncut at room temperature and cut pineapple in fridge.
How to Cook with Pineapple:
Add juice to marinade, cut up in fresh salads, bake, or grill.
Pineapple Nutrition Facts:
Pineapples are high in Vitamin C. Manganese, Vitamin B, and fiber
are also in pineapple.
Sweet and Sour Pork
1 lb. Boneless pork, cut into cubes
1/4 Cup vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
2-3 Cups rice
1 large can pineapple chunks or one fresh pineapple cut up in
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
green pepper, cut in chunks
Brown pork in oil in skillet. If using canned pineapple, drain
pineapple-reserving liquid. Add liquid, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic
and sugar to pork and stir. Bring to a boil. Add peppers. Reduce
heat and cook covered for 15 minutes. Stir in pineapple chunks.
Serve with rice.