White Kaua'i Pineapple FAQs

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Published Jul 09, 2020. Read time: 6 mins

White Kaua'i Pineapple FAQs

This rare and beautiful pineapple boasts a perfect balance between flavor and sweetness while having low acidity that won't leave your mouth feeling worn out after you finish eating it. The flesh is white and creamy with a soft core and no seeds. Meaning, that once you get the skin off, you can eat the entire fruit. This may just be the most flavorful pineapple in the world. It's almost like a pineapple and a strawberry met on a vacation in Hawaii.

What Is White Kaua'i Pineapple

White Kaua'i pineapple, Ananas comosus, is 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 and they are also referred to as sugarloaf pineapples. Many people say that this is the best pineapple that exists. 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.

What Color Is White Kaua'i Pineapple

A ripe white Kaua'i pineapple will have a green rind with yellowing inside of the 'eyes'. The flesh is creamy and white.

How To Tell If White Kaua'i Pineapple Is Ripe

This pineapple is picked at its peak, so you can eat it immediately upon arrival. A ripe white Kaua'i pineapple will have a green rind with yellowing inside of the 'eyes'. It should not be dark forest green nor all yellow or gold, and should not have purple on any side.

As the color turns to all yellow or gold, it is starting to over-ripen and needs to be consumed or frozen quickly.

How To Prepare White Kaua'i Pineapple

Here’s how to properly cut your White Kaua’i Pineapple. Remember that the core is soft and edible and there aren't any seeds to deal with.

  • Cut off the crown.
  • Cut off the bottom.
  • Slice off around the sides.
  • Cut the pineapple in half vertically in half.
  • Cut each half into smaller slices or spears.

TIP: The bottom slice is the sweetest part - share it with someone you love!

Where Does White Kaua'i Pineapple Grow

White Kaua'i pineapples grow in Kaua'i, Hawaii. Sugarloaf pineapples can be found growing in other parts of Hawaii, southern Florida, West Africa, Rwanda, and South America.

Nutrition Of White Kaua'i Pineapple

100g of raw pineapple contains:

  • Calories: 50
  • Carbohydrates: 13.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.4 g or 6% of the RDI
  • Fat: 0.1 g
  • Vitamin C: 80% of the RDI
  • Thiamin: 5% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B6: 6% of the RDI
  • Folate: 5% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 3% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 3% of the RDI
  • Copper: 6% of the RDI
  • Manganese: 46% of the RDI
  • Water: 86 g

When Is White Kaua'i Pineapple In Season

The white Kaua'i pineapple season peaks in mid summer, but they are available all year long.

What Does White Kaua'i Pineapple Go In

This is such a good pineapple that you'll want to eat it raw and just enjoy it. You can put it in a fruit salad or green salad, add it as a garnish to a charcuterie plate, or even try eating pineapple carpaccio.

It is also a great addition to smoothies or juices, or can be pureed for cocktails and other beverages.

It can 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.

What Does White Kaua'i Pineapple Taste And Smell Like

White Kaua'i pineapple is extremely juicy with a floral scent. They are extremely sweet without the tartness of normal pineapple. It tastes like a perfect blend of pineapple and strawberry. It has smooth—less woody— and creamy flesh and low-acidity which won't 'bite' or cause irritation in your mouth after eating it.

How To Store White Kaua'i Pineapple

This pineapple is best eaten within a few days, but you can store it whole in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Cut white Kaua’i pineapple will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week but it's best to eat right away.

Or, put cut pineapple chunks into airtight containers or freezer bags then store in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Can Dogs Eat White Kaua'i Pineapple

Yes! Chunks of white Kaua'i pineapple are a safe snack for your dog, if you're in a sharing mood.

Does White Kaua'i Pineapple Stain

If this does happen to get on your clothes or table cloth, it can leave a stain as it dries. It is best to clean up any spills as quickly as possible using your normal methods of cleaning stains on clothes and fabrics.


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