Have you seen Big Bird, Elmo and Cookie Monster by your favorite fruits and vegetables at Festival Foods? Festival has recently joined the eat brighter!™ movement, which is a unique and powerful partnership with Sesame Workshop and Produce Marketing Association, in collaboration with the Partnership for a Healthier America, that encourages kids ages 2–5 to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Your children will definitely notice the familiar faces from their favorite Sesame Street characters smiling throughout the produce section at your local Festival Foods! And, since June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month, Festival’s dietitians are sharing all kinds of fruit and veggie information, fun facts, and recipes on our blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and Periscope, so be sure to stay tuned! This week, I’m talking about pineapple. Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits because it’s a great source of Vitamin C, and I love the tropical taste. Plus, bromelain, the enzyme naturally found in pineapples, works as a great meat tenderizer, making pineapple juice a great option for marinades. But pineapple is a fruit that I rarely buy in its whole form because cutting it up seems like such a daunting task. Luckily, Festival’s Fresh Cut pineapple is here for me to make sure I get my fresh, juicy, and perfectly sweet pineapple, with almost no cutting required. Each individual package contains a whole pineapple, with the tough outer layer (aka pericarp) and inner core removed. The hard work is all done for you! So, all you need to worry about is chopping the fruit into your desired size, and enjoying it in your favorite recipes, like the ones below!
And if you are still curious about how to cut a fresh pineapple, click here to watch a video!
Nutritional Information Serving Size: 4 oz Calories 50 Total Fat 0g (Saturated Fat 0g, Trans Fat 0g) Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 10mg Potassium 120mg Total Carbohydrate 13g Dietary Fiber 1g Sugar 10g Protein 1g Vitamin A 2% Vitamin C 50% Calcium 2% Iron 2% Disclaimer: We strongly encourage guests to review the ingredient lists of suggested products before purchasing to ensure they meet individual dietary needs. Not all products available at all Festival Foods locations.
Brittany Nikolich is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with Festival Foods and is certified by the State of WI.