Watch a Vendor in Davao Peel and Clean a Pineapple in Under a Minute

Let's face it, peeling and cleaning a pineapple is a rather difficult endeavor. First off, there's the rough and prickly skin to contend with. And then there are the dozens of eyes which we amateurs have to cut off one by one. Give or take, peeling a single pineapple head can take several minutes. On bad days, it can even take up to an hour.

But wait, there's a much easier and quicker way to do it. All you need is a super-sharp knife and the experience of a pineapple vendor in Davao City. Getting the former is easy but the latter, well, your only option for now is to watch and learn the following video. Taken at the Bankerohan Public Market in Poblacion District, Davao City, it shows a vendor peeling and cleaning a pineapple in just under a minute. What's impressive is the skin remains intact, the pesky eyes are all gone, and the sweet flesh made it to a plastic bag without being touched by the vendor. Apparently, this pineapple peeling kungfu is all too common in Mindanao.

The only thing that's wrong with the video is that the man removed and threw away the pineapple's core which is one of the most nutritious parts of the pineapple. The core's flesh is much tougher but it's definitely edible. You can chop it up in small pieces before eating it or you can put it in a blender then add it to juice or shake.