How to Freeze Canned Pineapples? (3 important pointers)

Who doesn’t enjoy biting into a ripe, succulent pineapple (I know I do lol)?


It tastes excellent on its own as a nutritious snack, it is great as a dessert, it makes a great addition to a healthy smoothie, and it can be thrown into the mix to give a savory meal a touch of sweetness (what a versatile fruit).


This leads us to the question: how to freeze canned pineapples? After doing the research here’s what I uncovered…


Best Method to Freeze Pineapple That Has Been Canned:


  • Take the top off: Remove the canned pineapple from its container (cans should never be frozen for any reason).

  • Bag It Up: Place the pineapple in a bag or container that can seal well, and then place it in the freezer.

  • Time to label then Freeze: After putting a label on the jar, you can store it in the freezer for up to two months.



After conducting additional investigation, I discovered additional information that is important for you to be aware of so continue reading…



Does Pineapple Go Bad When It’s Canned?

The cans that contain store-bought canned products will always have a date that says “use before” or “best before” stamped on them, and it is strongly recommended that you adhere to these guidelines.


If the pineapple is properly canned, it will remain safe for consumption for an extremely long time—almost indefinitely…


If your pineapple is stored in a metal can, there is a possibility that over time, chemicals, poisons, or even actual metal could leak into your meal… this is a cause for some concern.


On the other hand, you won’t taste that, and the pineapple will taste perfectly normal forever. If you perform your own canning, your pineapple will likewise keep for an endless amount of time so long as the seal is in good working order and does not unexpectedly burst while it is being stored.


However, if you cut into it, your pineapple will definitely begin to rot in due course. As long as it is kept in the refrigerator correctly, it should be safe to consume for up to one week. You can add up to two months to its lifespan by freezing it in an appropriate manner.


How to Determine whether a Canned Pineapple Is Rotten?

Mold growth is the most evident indicator that a pineapple has gone bad and should not be consumed…


It could be either green or white, depending on the type of germs that have grown, but either way, it is a sign that the pineapple needs to be thrown away right away.


If the pineapple has a sour smell, or if the aroma or flavor has changed dramatically from when the can was initially opened, these are also indications that the pineapple is beginning to go bad. It is highly unlikely that it will harm you, although it might make your stomach upset.



3 Pointers Regarding the Freezing of Pineapple?

Here are my 3 top tips that I strongly recommend following when freezing pineapple to have the greatest results:


1. Experiment with Freezing in Juice


When freezing pineapple, add a splash of juice to the bag it is stored in. This will ensure that the pineapple retains all of its natural juices. This is something that works very nicely with canned pineapple.

2. Freezing in a Flash Is Essential


Freezing pineapple requires an additional step known as flash freezing. It simplifies the process of grabbing a bit at a time. If you wanted to keep your hands from freezing instantly, grabbing a handful of pineapple whenever you felt like it would be next to impossible.

3. Make direct use of it in smoothies


If you plan on putting frozen pineapple in your smoothie, there is no need to thaw it first. Throw it in your blender along with the rest of the ingredients, and process it as you normally would.


Does Pineapple Freeze Well?

Pineapple is one of the few foods that retains the same flavor after being frozen as it did when it was fresh. Finding a food that retains its flavor when frozen is quite difficult.


It is possible that the texture will be different if you choose to consume the fruit in its raw state. There should be no discernible change in flavor for at least half a year.

Pineapple freezes exceptionally well, making it an excellent ingredient for cooking and smoothies. You won’t even be able to tell the difference.


On the other hand, if you have previously thawed and cooked frozen pineapple, for example in a dish or a cake, you should be able to freeze it again.


Is It Possible to Refreeze Pineapple?

After the pineapple has been thawed, it should not be re-frozen for use as a raw meal or ingredient. This is because the pineapple will lose some of its nutritional value.


Because of the effect that freezing and thawing have on fruit, you run the risk of getting mushy fruit that isn’t beneficial for you and doesn’t taste very good either.


The Step-by-Step Guide to Freezing Pineapple That Has Been Canned And Rinsed

As soon as you have finished rinsing the pineapple slices, pat them dry with a paper towel as well as you can, and then proceed with the next steps:


Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper


Put your pineapple on the tray in a single layer and make sure none of the pieces are overlapping or touching each other in any way.

Put in the freezer for 1–2 hours


After the pineapple chunks have been frozen for an adequate amount of time, place them in a freezer-safe Ziploc bag and make sure the bag is completely sealed.

Put a date on the bag


Try to consume the pineapple within two months and you are good to go. Enjoy!



How To Long to Store Canned Pineapple?

Unopened Can Opened, Fridge Opened, Freezer
Indefinitely: 1 week 2 months


How to Determine whether the Pineapple in the Can Is Rotten?

FYI: The appearance of mold on a pineapple is the clearest indication that the fruit has lost its freshness…


It could be either green or white, depending on the type of germs that have formed, but either color is a terrible indicator, and you should get rid of the pineapple as soon as possible.


If the pineapple has a sour odor, or if the flavor or aroma has changed dramatically from when the can was initially opened, these are also indications that the pineapple is starting to go bad. It is unlikely to harm you, but it may give you heartburn or indigestion.


Related Questions:

1. Does freezing pineapple destroy bromelain?


Bromelain, along with any other enzymes that may be present in pineapple, are not destroyed when the fruit is frozen. However, freezing destroys the enzymes’ ability to continue functioning normally after being defrosted.

2. How long is canned pineapple good for once opened?


After opening, refrigerate canned or packaged pineapple to extend its shelf life. How long does opened canned pineapple keep fresh? When cold, pineapple lasts five to seven days.


Final Thoughts

So, class, what did we learn today?


We now know that store-bought cans of food will always have a date on them that says “use before” or “best before,” and it is highly recommended that you follow these rules.


If the pineapple is canned the right way, it will be safe to eat for a very long time, almost forever. If your pineapple is stored in a metal can, there is a chance that chemicals, poisons, or even metal could leak into your food over time.


This is a cause for concern. On the other hand, you won’t be able to taste that, and the pineapple will always taste fine…


If you do your own canning, your pineapple will also last forever as long as the seal is good and it doesn’t break while it’s being stored. Enjoy the rest of your day, always stay safe, and treat others with kindness & respect! Until next time.

How to Freeze Canned Pineapples? (3 important pointers)