In the South pineapples mean welcome and are a symbol of hospitality. Today I didn’t really have a tip. I thought about a “clean your jewelry with pineapple pulp” post or “make a face scrub with the pineapple pulp” after you juice it using coconut oil and brown sugar. Way more involved for a Tatum’s Tuesday Tips today. I love a blog post but it’s too dang hot in Los Angeles ( I don’t have an AC unit as I am not fancy) and so other reasons. We should be sipping on a Pina Colada somewhere if you really want to know what I think but the but is (like you aren’t aware) we have the problem of the Coronavirus and all. So…

Then, I was gonna say screw it, it being the whole Tatum’s Tuesday tips post, and then I think how do I even know if this pineapple is ripe? I had heard of the leaves, also known as fonds, being a tell tale. If they come out of the pineapple crown easily then the pineapple is ripe. I start to GOOGLE. Then as I take the Whole Foods market tag off the recently purchased about to be cut pineapple on my counter, I see my answer. I had no idea. Here you go.

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Tatum’s Tuesday Tips: You will know an organic pineapple from Costa Rica is ripe if it is green. Pineapples are ordinarily yellow. Nope, not this one. Green. If it is ripe and organic it is green. I called Whole Foods for confirmation but they didn’t answer. If something changes I’ll let you know. Tag reads as such. Now the only question is, what will I do with this beauty? Pineapple upside down cake? Hummingbird cake? Cut into chunks and freeze for a smoothie or..

If it is green, this organic beauty is ready to eat! Thank you Whole Foods Market.