Pineapples are nutritious and delicious, and can be processed into several different foods that are easier to store or sell than the raw fruit. They can be dried into chips or candies, and processed into juice or jams. They can also be cooked into pies or processed into sauce.
Pineapple waste, including cores, peels, and other parts of the plant, can be used in several ways, including as livestock feed, or transformed into vinegar and soap.
It is important to harvest pineapples at the right maturity level. Once harvested, they must be carefully transported and stored to reduce shocks that increase fermentation.
Learn more about good post-harvest practices for pineapples in this technical guide from the International Tropical Fruits Network. https://www.itfnet.org/v1/2016/05/pineapple-post-harvest-processing/