We think this might just be the best type of pineapple in the world. It's almost like a pineapple and a strawberry met on a vacation in Hawaii. Grown in the fields of Kaua'i, it ripens in the Hawaiian sun where it develops its exquisite sweetness and irresistible flavor. Once you cut one of these open and take your first bite, we don't think you'll be able to stop.
These pineapples are picked at the peak of ripeness and arrive to you ready to eat. You will be presented with a pineapple that has a green rind with yellowing inside of the 'eyes'. Once you cut it open, you'll be met with a creamy white flesh—less woody than other varieties—and a floral aroma. And what's even better, there are no seeds and the soft core is completely edible. Aside from the rind, you can eat everything else.
Imagine sitting out by the pool on a hot summer day and enjoying your favorite pineapple beverage. Due to it having a smoother texture than others, it is perfect in smoothies, juices, or purees without any of that stringy-ness.
You will absolutely love eating this delicious treat by itself but it will absolutely be the star of any fruit salad or you can even add it to a normal green salad for a bit of a different touch.
It can also be baked into breads or even cooked to add as a topping for cheesecakes, custards, or other desserts as its high sugar content makes it ideal for caramelizing.
However you choose to enjoy it, we think you're going to absolutely fall in love with the white Kaua'i pineapple like we have. Keep reading to learn more about this truly unique and exotic fruit.
White Kaua'i pineapple, Ananas comosus, are one of the sweetest varieties of pineapples you will find anywhere in the world and are members of the Bromeliad family. Each fruit weighs an average of 4-6 pounds. Up until the mid-19th century, refined sugar used to be sold in a conical 'sugarloaf'. These pineapples are also called sugarloaf pineapples because of their resemblance to those old sugarloaves.
The white Kaua'i pineapple is a natural variant of the Smooth Cayenne pineapple which was discovered in the fields of Lanai many years ago. This pineapple was completely created by Mother Nature.
The white Kaua'i Pineapple is one of the sweetest pineapples out there, and it has very low-acidity in comparison with other varieties. This means that you don't get that 'bite' while you're eating it and it doesn't leave your mouth feeling sore afterward.
These pineapples grow in areas with abundant rainfall in which the temperatures never drop below 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
As the name suggests, White Kaua'i pineapples grow in Kaua'i, Hawaii.
Sugarloaf pineapples, however, can be found growing in other parts of Hawaii, southern Florida, West Africa, Rwanda, and South America.
Due to the favorable climate in Kaua'i, White Kaua'i pineapple is typically available all year long hitting its peak in mid summer.
Whether white kaua'i pineapple is organic or not will depend on the farm from which it comes.
The white kaua'i pineapple that you have received from Rising Sun Organics from on Kaua'i, HI is certified organic and has been grown following sustainable farming practices.