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Cutting a pineapple may seem daunting, but it's quite simple once you know the proper technique. Here's how to do it:

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1. **Prepare the Pineapple:**

   - Wash the pineapple thoroughly under cold water to remove any dirt or debris from the skin.

   - Place the pineapple on a clean cutting board.

2. **Remove the Crown:**

   - Hold the pineapple firmly on its side.

   - Use a sharp knife to slice off the leafy crown (top) of the pineapple. Cut about half an inch to an inch below the crown to remove the tough, spiky top.

3. **Trim the Base:**

   - Stand the pineapple upright on the flat, cut end.

   - Trim off a small slice from the bottom of the pineapple to create a stable base for cutting.

4. **Peel the Pineapple:**

   - Hold the pineapple steady on its side with one hand.

   - Use a sharp knife to slice off the skin from top to bottom, following the curvature of the fruit. Remove as much of the skin as possible without cutting too deeply into the flesh.

5. **Remove the Eyes:**

   - Once the pineapple is peeled, you'll notice small brown "eyes" dotting the surface of the fruit.

   - To remove the eyes, make shallow diagonal cuts around the pineapple, following the spiral pattern of the eyes. Alternatively, you can use a pineapple corer to remove the eyes more efficiently.

6. **Slice or Cube the Pineapple:**

   - Now that the pineapple is peeled and free of eyes, you can slice or cube it according to your preference.

   - To slice the pineapple, lay it on its side and cut it into rounds of your desired thickness.

   - To cube the pineapple, stand it upright and slice it into quarters lengthwise. Then, lay each quarter flat and cut it into bite-sized pieces.

7. **Serve and Enjoy:**

   - Your freshly cut pineapple is now ready to eat! You can enjoy it on its own as a refreshing snack, add it to fruit salads, or use it in various recipes.

With a bit of practice, cutting a pineapple will become a quick and easy task. Just be sure to use a sharp knife and exercise caution while handling the fruit.
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