Canned pineapple

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Canned Pineapple is U.S. Grade B or better, and is available in sliced, crushed, and chunk varieties. Pineapple is packed in juice or light syrup (The label will state the packing medium). Sugar or similar sweetener may be added.

Pineapple is a good source of Vitamin C.


Unopened Pineapple

Avoid freezing or exposure to direct sunlight. Sudden changes in temperature shorten shelf life and speed deterioration.

Opened Pineapple

Store opened pineapple in a nonmetallic container and refrigerate. Use within 5 days.

Uses & Tips

  • Canned pineapple is a delicious dessert served directly from the can.

•*Pineapple is great with ham or chicken, and can be added to stir-fries, fruit salads, green salads, breads, smoothies, and desserts.

  • Serve pineapple with reduced-fat cottage cheese for a quick and nutritious snack.
  • The juice from canned pineapple can be drained and thickened with flour or cornstarch to make a fruit sauce for ice cream or pancakes.
  • Use the drained juice as a tropical marinade for chicken. Be sure to discard juice after marinating.
  • Substitute canned pineapple juice for part of the liquid when making gelatin desserts.


  • Pineapple, Canned by the US Department of Agriculture, public domain government resource—original source of recipe