Whether as an addition to stir fry, eaten alone or part of a dessert, pineapple provides a light, refreshing flavor. When it comes to a freshly cut pineapple, it’s common to throw away the tough skin, as it serves no obvious purpose. Proper preparation, however, can extract a sweet, tangy juice from the pineapple skins. The hard inner core of the pineapple can also be used in the same way.

Things You'll Need

Cut the pineapple skin into one-inch squares with a sharp knife.

Put the pineapple skins in a pot. Add water until the skins are barely covered.

Cover the pot with a lid and put it on the stove at medium-high heat. Allow the water to boil for 20 minutes.

Remove the pot from the stove. Strain the mixture through a strainer. Discard the skins and put the liquid in a clean container.

Cover the container and keep it in the refrigerator.