Can you believe how beautiful these are?

dried pineappleActually, I think the photo is not even doing them justice.  No, they are not sunflowers but dried pineapple!  I had bought some dried pineapple from Trader Joe’s several months ago and just devoured it!  It was so sweet and chewy, but then I really love dried fruit. I was afraid that if I dried the fruit myself in the dehydrator that it would turn brown.  The pineapple from Trader Joe’s was not this yellow, but more of a brown color.  I always assumed that when they put the sulfites in the fruit, it helped to retain the color.  I will have to try some apricots when they come into season and see what happens!  So you can imagine how pleasantly surprised I was when these were finished drying to see the bright yellow color!  They are thin and chewy and oh so sweet!  I really have to remember to get out my dehydrator more often!  If it wasn’t so big, I would find it a home in my kitchen.  For now, it has to live in the basement but it definitely will be visiting the kitchen way more often!

Published by acunut

Acupuncturist, Nutritionist and co-director of Wellspring Holistic Center with Anita Bondi

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