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From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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In Season: Guava

Summer fruit have come and gone and the winter weather is upon us. But you can feel like you’re in the tropics (sort of), by picking up some guava. Here’s the lowdown on this fragrant fruit and ways to enjoy it.

In Season: Pineapple

This delightful fruit brightens up savory and sweet dishes—especially during the dreary winter season. Read up on the many benefits of this tropical treasure.

Winning Pineapple Recipe

Sweet-and-salty appetizers from a North Carolina reader came out on top in our pineapple-themed contest.

Grilled Pineapple for Dinner and Dessert

Pineapple is one of those fabulous fruits that takes my taste buds on a tropical vacation! I can eat pineapple plain, no problem, but lately I’ve been grilling it to get that hint of smoky summer flavor and adding to sandwiches and desserts.

How to Cut Up a Pineapple

Cut juicy pineapple wedges at home with easy step-by-step instructions. 

Spotlight Recipe: Grilled Pineapple with Vanilla Ice Cream & Rum Sauce

Start your grilling season with this slimming Ellie Krieger dessert. Pineapples are the only known source of bromelain, an enzyme that may help reduce inflammation. With 154 calories and 5 grams of fat per pineapple ring, it’s a perfect dessert for a hot day (especially with bathing suit season around the corner).

Coconut Chicken With Pineapple-Chili Salsa

Most coconut-crusted dishes contain lots of fat from heavy egg-based batters and pan-frying or deep-frying in lots of oil, but not this lighter, baked version.