Never deal with improperly cut, squished kiwi ever again! This post shares the best (and easiest) ways to properly remove the skin and cut a kiwi. The final results look clean, beautiful, and very appetizing.
Kiwi is one of those fruits that feels like a treat (if y’all know what I mean). When ripe, it tastes like something out of a candy store. And the bright green color adds to that effect.
Needless to say, I love kiwi. So I get super sad when it ends up in green mush from questionable cutting. But I understand, it can be a weird fruit to cut! Luckily there is an easy solution. Two, actually. And I’ll be sharing these easy methods on how to cut a kiwi in this post.
The resulting cuts of kiwi will look ready for a fancy fruit tray at a five-star resort in the Caribbean. They’re firm, shapely, and uniform. Very aesthetic for an Instagram story if you’re into that.
Are Kiwis Good For You?
Yes, kiwis are good for you! They’re loaded with nutrients and naturally make a great add-on for any clean diet. They’re also rich in fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants.
Let’s take a deeper look at some other benefits:
- Improved digestion and gut health
- Boosted immunity
- Regulated blood pressure
- Kiwi may help improve heart health
- It may support weight loss
- Kiwi is linked to mood-boosting benefits
- It may help lower the risk of certain cancers
- It may help improve eye health
- Boosted metabolism
Is Kiwi Good For Weight Loss?
Yes, this low-calorie and high water content fruit makes a great addition to a weight loss plan. This is because Kiwis are high in fiber and hydration so they help improve your digestion. A healthy gut is important to weight loss! Kiwis also have been shown to boost metabolosm.
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What Part Of A Kiwi Do You Not Eat?
If you’re wondering which parts of the kiwi are edible, you can eat the whole fruit! This includes the core (white), the seeds (black), and even the skin!
Yes, you heard that right, the skin is also edible. It’s loaded with nutrients and fiber! But given its fuzzy texture, it could be an unpleasant experience. So if you’re like most normal people (including me when it comes to this), you can opt to discard the skin. Removing the seeds is where it gets a little excessive. But no judgment!
Do You Remove The Skin From A Kiwi?
You sure do! The skin is generally rough with little hairs so it’s not the best thing to eat (though you could if you really want to, it’s edible). Removing the skin is ultimately the hardest part of how to cut a kiwi so that’s what we’ll be addressing now.
First Method: Removing the skin using a veggie peeler in 4 steps
- Use a knife to slice off the top of the kiwi placed on a cutting board.
- Using a vegetable peeler, shave the kiwi sides from top to bottom to remove the skin.
- Keep going until all sides of the kiwi are peeled.
- Use the knife to cut off the bottom of the fruit (where all the skin is peeled back). Your kiwi is now completely peeled and ready to eat! You may cut the fruit into slices or even smaller pieces for smoothies, salads, etc.
Second Method: Removing the skin using a spoon in 3 steps
- Using your knife, slice off both ends of the kiwi.
- Next, scoop into the kiwi using your spoon. Insert it from the side of the kiwi where it’s easier to access, and turn your spoon until it makes a full circle.
- By now, your fruit should easily slide out from the skin. Your kiwi is ready to eat!
How Do You Cut A Kiwi With A Whisk?
This is your bonus cutting method! Because wouldn’t you know, it’s also easy to cut a kiwi with a whisk.
1. Slice your kiwi in half (crosswise) with a paring knife
2. Using a whisk from your hand mixer, push it into the sliced kiwi
3. Twist the whisk until 4 wedges separate from the skin
4. Repeat this with the other half
And you’re done! No more squished kiwi for you.
What Happens If You Eat A Kiwi Every Day?
A kiwi a day keeps the ailments at bay! Adding this bright green fruit to your daily diet is a good idea. Some studies suggest eating 2-3 kiwis can significantly help health, while others suggest not going beyond two kiwis per day.
As with everything, I say moderation is key.
Kiwi is a great way to boost antioxidants and fiber intake for anyone looking to eat clean. It can even prevent chronic diseases (including certain cancers, heart diseases, diabetes, stroke, and even Alzheimer’s).
Low-calorie fruits high in fiber and hydration are also great for weight loss. And kiwis fit the bill! Discover how food can help you in your weight loss journey with my free 7-Day Meal Prep For Weight Loss.
Should Kiwi Be Refrigerated?
Yes, kiwi fruit should be refrigerated once ripe. Keep it there until you’re ready to eat it. A ripe kiwi (whole/uncut) should last in the fridge for two weeks. Sliced kiwi should last 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.
PRO TIP: Don’t store kiwi near ethylene-producing fruits such as apples, avocados, bananas, etc. These fruits can cause it to ripen faster. But if that’s your goal, you’ll do the reverse.
At room temperature, kiwis take around 3 to 5 days to ripen. Once ripe, they should last on the counter for a few days but it’s still best to refrigerate it to prolong freshness.
Tasty Recipes With Kiwi
Now it’s time to put your kiwi cutting skills to the test! Try some of these vibrant recipes:
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Never deal with improperly cut, squished kiwi ever again! This post shares the best (and easiest) ways to properly cut a kiwi. The final results look clean, beautiful, and very appetizing.
- 1 kiwi
Use a knife to slice off the top of the kiwi placed on a cutting board.
Using a vegetable peeler, shave the kiwi sides from top to bottom to remove the skin.
Keep going until all sides of the kiwi have been peeled.
Use a knife to cut off the bottom of the fruit (where all the skin is peeled back).
Your kiwi is now completely peeled and ready to eat! You may cut the fruit into slices or even smaller pieces for smoothies, salads, etc.
Using your knife, slice off both ends of the kiwi.
Next, scoop into the kiwi using your spoon. Insert it from the side of the kiwi where it’s easier to access, and turn your spoon until it makes a full circle.
By now, your fruit should easily slide out from the skin.