Pineapples are known for their delicious, sweet, tropical flavor. In 1996, after 10 years of research and careful selection, Del Monte Fresh Produce was the first company to introduce a new Gold variety of pineapple, and it instantly became a hit! Del Monte Gold® Extra Sweet pineapple stood out because it is twice as sweet as the traditional pineapple variety and has a beautiful golden flesh. Nowadays, even though almost all of the pineapple sold in stores is the Gold variety, the Del Monte Gold® Extra Sweet pineapple is specifically sought after by discerning consumers because of its consistent quality and great taste. Consumers enjoy Del Monte Gold® Extra Sweet pineapples in a variety of ways including desserts, salads, drinks, or as garnish for meats and poultry.

Tips for Selection

  • Select fruit that is heavy and symmetrical for its size
  • When you’re shopping, look for crown leaves that are fresh and green
  • Sniff the pineapple and pick one that has a sweet fragrant smell
  • Ensure that the pineapple is free from soft spots
  • Del Monte’s Gold® Extra Sweet Pineapples are always picked ripe and ready to eat so there is no need to wait to enjoy it
  • Did you spot a mysterious number on your pineapple tag? Is it a 5, 6, 7, or 8? This number simply represents the size of your pineapple. The number 6 pineapple had 6 pineapples in a box when delivered. Therefore, the smaller the number, the bigger the pineapple. This has no indication on quality or taste, simply the size. Enjoy!


  • Good source of vitamin C and manganese
  • Del Monte’s Gold® Extra Sweet variety has up to four times more vitamin C than traditional varieties
  • The pineapple fruit has vitamins, minerals, fiber, and enzymes that are good for the digestive system and help in maintaining an ideal weight and balanced nutrition.

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