Victoria Pineapple from Reunion Island
The best pineapple
The Victoria Pineapple from Reunion Island is sublime in flavor, juicy and sweet with a beautiful color.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
The Victoria Pineapple was introduced to Reunion Island, a French department in the Indian Ocean, in 1668. It thrived and grew beautifully there because it flourishes on volcanic soil, with which Reunion Island is rich. This pineapple is harvested year-round, and was awarded “label rouge” in 2005.
Named for Queen Victoria, who loved the taste of this fruit, it has a gorgeous yellow color, both outside and inside. Its flesh is vibrant and soft, with a delicate and sweet flavor. It’s often considered the best pineapple in the world.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
This delicious fruit can most definitely be enjoyed as is. Cut it into chunks or rings, and serve it chilled for a refreshing snack. It’s also great to use in tarts, crumbles, sorbets, or pies. Add it in cocktails, too, like in a Pineapple Daiquiri, or a Pineapple Mojito.
The Victoria Pineapple from Reunion Island is not only very delicious, it’s also very healthy. It’s teeming with vitamin C, which helps fight colds, and boosts your immune system. It’s also a great source of fiber, which means it’s great for digestion. If you’re looking to detox, the Victoria Pineapple will be a great addition to your diet.
The Victoria Pineapple is best consumed immediately. if not, it is advisable to peel and cut it, and store it in an airtight container. Keep it chilled in the refrigerator, and consume within 2 weeks.