Natal Queen Pineapple
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The Natal Queen Pineapple is perhaps the sweetest type of Pineapple. The Natal Queen Pineapple has a deep yellow-orange flesh.

Season

Availability

Natal Queen Pineapples are available all year long.

Cultivation

Production

Varieties

Purchasing

When buying Natal Queen Pineapples, look for ones that are fully ripe. Unripe Natal Queen Pineapples can be extremely dangerous causing excessive diarrhea and severe vomiting.

The best way to tell if a Natal Queen Pineapple is ripe is to smell it. It should give off a good strong Pineapple aroma, but not one that seems at all fermented. If it smells fermented it means that it’s beginning to spoil.  The top sprout of leaves should be green with no browning on them.  The skin of the Natal Queen Pineapple should give slightly, but there should be no big soft spots or dark coloration.  Also, check the top leaves for any signs of mold.  In this case, smaller doesn’t mean better.  You’ll just have more Pineapple yield for all your peeling if you buy a bigger one.

Storage

Once you have the Natal Queen Pineapple home, store it at room temperature.  If it was very firm when you bought it, allow it to soften for a day or two before cutting it (though the interior flesh won’t get any sweeter).  Natal Queen Pineapple meat itself will last refrigerated and covered for two to three days in a covered container or plastic bag. Cut Natal Queen Pineapple left out, uncovered, will dry out very quickly.

Culinary Uses

Portion Size

Allow 1-2 oz of Natal Queen Pineapple per person.

Pairings

Cashews, Macadamia NutsPistachios, Walnuts, Allspice, Cardamom, Cayenne, Cinnamon, Cloves, Curry, Fennel Seeds, Lemongrass, Mint, Black Pepper, Salt, Rosemary, Saffron, Sugar, Star Anise, Vanilla, Avocadoes, Peppers, Cilantro, Ginger, Onions, Shallots, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, Apricots, Bananas, Blackberries, Blueberries, Coconut, Coconut Milk, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Lemons, Limes, Mangoes, Papaya, Passion Fruit, Pomegranate, Raspberries, Strawberries, Chicken, Crab, Lobster, Fish, Meat, Pork, Poultry, Scallops, Butter, Cheese, Cream, Ice Cream, Yogurt, Brandy, Caramel, Chocolate, Cognac, Honey, Maple Syrup, Olive Oil, Rice, Vinegars, Wine, Marinades, SaladsSauces

Nutritional Value

Nutritional Value USDA
PINEAPPLE,RAW,ALL VAR
Amount Per 100g
Calories 50
%Daily Value*
 
0%
Total Fat 0g
0%
Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 1mg
2%
Potassium 109mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 9g
Protein 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Nutrition

Gluten Free

Yes

Low Fat

Yes

Low Calorie

Yes