How to Cut a Kiwi

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Cutting kiwi can be a little tricky, because the fruit is round, and the seeds are usually in the center of the fruit. Learn how to cut a kiwi in simple steps.

There are a few different ways to cut a kiwi, but which one you use is largely dependent on how you plan to serve it.

To be honest for most of us, cutting a kiwi may not be a frequent kitchen task. But if you’re looking to impress at your next dinner party with a fun fruit salad, or just want to try something different from a lemon wedge, then you’ll need to know how to cut a kiwi.

Great for eating out of hand and combining with other fruits in a fruit salad, kiwis are a true nutritional powerhouse, with more vitamin C than an orange and more potassium than a banana.

With a flavor similar to a blend of strawberries, pineapple, and banana, it’s no wonder the fruit is so popular. The only downside of kiwis is that they can be a bit of a hassle to cut—their skin is fuzzy and their flesh a bit slippery. Here’s a guide to making your life easier.

What is a kiwi?

Kiwi is a little fruit and loaded with antioxidants and vitamin C. It is a winter fruit that is used in a fresh fruit salad to boost the flavor.

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Kiwi fruit is famous for its pretty appearance and yummy flavor. Kiwi is sweet, juicy, and tarty taste. You can decorate many dishes such as desserts, cakes, pastries, and smoothies. 

Choose the best kiwi fruit

Choose fragrant and plump kiwi! The smell of kiwi should be fragrant and citrus. Take advantage of this fruit because this fruit has many essential nutrients that are good for the human body.

Health benefits of kiwi

Kiwi is a yummy and healthy fruit. It is packed with essential nutrients that are good for health.

  • Kiwi is a good source of antioxidants, vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. 
  • It can help to treat asthma
  • Good for digestion
  • Boost immune system
  • Maintain blood pressure
  • It reduces blood clotting
  • Protect our vision

Ingredients

  • Kiwi

Equipment

  • Chef’s Knife

  • Cutting Board

  • Vegetable Peeler

  • Spoon

  • Air-tight container

Video on how cut kiwi

Watch the quick how-to video below to see how easy it is to cut kiwi fruit.

How to cut kiwi

Directions

  • Wash the kiwi:
    Run the kiwi under running water and scrub it with your hands or brush, or towel. Pat it dry with a towel. Remove all dirt. 
  • Peel with vegetable peeler:
    First, place kiwi on the cutting board and cut both ends of the kiwi, and then peel the sides but do not crush the fruit.
  • Peel with a spoon:
    Cut both ends of the kiwi fruit. Separate the flesh of kiwi from peel to scoop the insides using a spoon. When peeling is finished, you can enjoy the kiwi in many ways – decorate your dessert, cakes, and salad.
  • Cut with a knife:
    Place kiwi on the cutting board and insert a sharp kitchen knife into the kiwi skin halfway and start to make diagonal pieces.
    Pull the halves apart and separate. It is looking good and remembers that you can eat the skin of the kiwi.
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How to store kiwi fruit?

In fridge:

Whole kiwi fruit can be stored in the fridge for three weeks. After three weeks, the taste of kiwi will be fade. 

In freezer:

Peel and cut the kiwi into slices, add it into the air-tight container, and store it in the freezer.

Pick up recipes with kiwi fruit:

  • Mango kiwi smoothie
  • Steel-cut oatmeal
  • Vegan French toast
  • Sweet potato toast
  • Fruit pizza
  • Quinoa oatmeal
  • Pink pancakes
  • Cream cheese fruit dip
  • Fruit salad
  • Kiwi smoothie
  • Sweet potato waffles

Tips and tricks:

  • Kiwi should have smooth brown skin and a sweetener taste with yellow flesh.
  • Each part of kiwi fruit is edible
  • Kiwi can make your mouth tingle, so; it is good to serve this fruit with milk, water, or drink.
  • Don’t add kiwi into the ice-cream, jams, or jellies, or they won’t set.
  • Use a sharp kitchen knife to cut off the skin of the kiwifruit.
  • Dip kiwi into the boiled water for half a minute to remove the skin of kiwi easily.


Can you slice kiwi ahead of time?

Yeah, sure! Wrapped the slices of kiwi and stored them in the fridge. Once slices, it should not be unrefrigerated for more than two hours.

How to store kiwi?

Add into the air-tight container and place into the freezer.

Can you eat the skin of kiwi?

Wash it with water to remove the dirt. The skin of the kiwi fruit is edible. You can eat this.

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How to cut a Kiwi

Yield: 1 Serving
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes

For most of us, cutting a kiwi may not be a frequent kitchen task. But if you're looking to impress at your next dinner party with a fun fruit salad, or just want to try something different, then you'll need to know how to cut a kiwi.

Ingredients

  • 6 Kiwis

Instructions

  1. Wash the kiwi:
    Run the kiwi under running water and scrub it with your hands or brush, or towel. Pat it dry with a towel. Remove all dirt.
  2. Peel with vegetable peeler:
    First, place kiwi on the cutting board and cut both ends of the kiwi, and then peel the sides but do not crush the fruit.
  3. Peel with a spoon:
    Cut both ends of the kiwi fruit. Separate the flesh of kiwi from peel to scoop the insides using a spoon. When peeling is finished, you can enjoy the kiwi in many ways – decorate your dessert, cakes, and salad.
  4. Cut with a knife:
    Place kiwi on the cutting board and insert a sharp kitchen knife into the kiwi skin halfway and start to make diagonal pieces.
    Pull the halves apart and separate. It is looking good and remembers that you can eat the skin of the kiwi.
Nutrition Information
Yield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 253Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 0mgSodium 12mgCarbohydrates 61gFiber 12gSugar 37gProtein 5g

Nutrient values are estimates only. Variations may occur due to product availability and food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of preparation, origin, and freshness of ingredients.

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