How To Cut A Kiwi

Kiwis are delicious fruits with a sweet and slightly acidic taste. These green fruits are speckled with black seeds and surrounded by thin and fuzzy brown skin. 

How To Cut A Kiwi

Though this skin is edible, its taste is far from desirable. As a result, you will likely wish to remove the skin when you cut into your kiwi.

Luckily, this guide will teach you how to easily remove the kiwi in 3 different ways.

How To Cut A Kiwi: 3 Simple Methods

If you’ve never cut a kiwi before, it can seem rather daunting. But the truth is that it is quite simple.

Plus, there are 3 different techniques that you can use to cut this tasty fruit, such as:

Method #1 – A Classic Knife

The main way of cutting a knife will utilize a sharp knife and chopping board. To follow this method, all you have to do is:

  1. Slice approximately ½ an inch off either end of the kiwi using a sharp knife. The purpose of this will be to get rid of the complete stem. 
  2. Once the ends have been removed, stand the kiwi up. Carefully chop the remainder of the skin off, trying to keep the knife as close to the skin as possible. Move the knife in a downward motion to separate the skin from the juicy sections of the kiwi.
  3. Repeat the previous steps as many times as you need to get rid of all the kiwi skin. 
  4. Next, cut the kiwi into manageable pieces. You can either cut the fruit horizontally or vertically depending on your preferences. 

Method #2 – The Star Cut

For the second method, you will transform your kiwifruit into a work of art. This star shape will look extremely aesthetically pleasing. 

Just bear in mind that this technique is a little more complex than the previous method, as it will require more precise knife work.

If you are eager to perform the star cut, all you have to do is:

  1. Position a kiwi fruit on a chopping board so that it is resting on its side. 
  2. Using a sharp knife, cut into the skin of the kiwi roughly halfway down its surface. Make diagonal slices as you cut the surface of the kiwi. Continue to cut into the surface of the kiwi with these diagonal slices until you have made cuts into the entire circumference of the fruit. 
  3. Once you have chopped the kiwi for the entire circumference, the kiwi should break into two parts. With your hands, simply separate these two chunks of kiwi.
  4. You can then either leave the skin on or cut it off with your knife. Given that the skin is edible, you may even choose to consume it alongside the green flesh.

Method #3 – With A Spoon

How To Cut A Kiwi

This method will help you to achieve smooth chunks of kiwifruit. It also primarily uses a spoon, meaning that the knife will play a less vital role in this method.

As a result, it is a slightly safer and easier way of cutting your kiwi. 

It may also be used by children, though you should never let a child use a knife unassisted. To cut a kiwi with a spoon, all you have to do is: 

  1. Cut both the top and bottom of the kiwi with a sharp knife. You should remove around ½ an inch from either side.
  2. Place a small teaspoon into the edge of the kiwi. 
  3. Push the spoon against the skin and start to move your hand in a rotating motion. Continue to apply pressure to separate the skin from the fruit, attempting to remain as close to the skin as you can. 
  4. After you have moved the spoon around the entire circumference of the kiwi, simply push the fruit so that it is separated from the skin. 
  5. You can either leave the kiwi as it is or you can chop it into smaller slices with a knife. 

Can You Use A Vegetable Peeler On A Kiwi?

Yes, you can remove the skin of the kiwi by using a vegetable peeler. Just make sure that you carefully hold the kiwi to avoid injuring yourself with the peeler. 

To peel a kiwi, all you have to do is:

  1. Place a kiwi on a chopping board and get rid of the ends by slicing them with a knife.
  2. Stand the kiwi upright.
  3. Hold the kiwi with one hand. Using the other hand, gently guide the vegetable peeler against the skin of the fruit. Make certain that you refrain from cutting your hand with the peeler. 
  4. Make your way around the kiwi, continuously peeling the skin by moving the peeler in a downward motion. You will have finished this method once all of the skin has been removed from the kiwi. You may need to go over any parts of the skin that you have missed.
  5. Enjoy your kiwi without its skin. 

Final Thoughts

Kiwis are a delicious and nutritious fruit that is a superb source of vitamin C and fiber. This tasty fruit is a worthwhile addition to your diet.

By following these three fantastic methods, you can easily cut your kiwi so that it’s ready for you to eat. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Should You Eat Kiwi Skin?

This is entirely up to you. Though many people do not enjoy eating the fluffy skin of the kiwi thanks to its texture, the skin is bursting with nutrients.

As a result, you might want to consider eating the skin of the kiwi alongside its flesh. 

Should You Wash A Kiwi?

Yes, it is recommended that you wash the kiwi under running water. Often, it is best to do this before cutting the fruit.

It is particularly vital to wash the fruit if you intend to consume the skin.

How Many Kiwis Should You Eat A Day?

You should only eat one kiwi every day. This is a great way of boosting your vitamin C and fiber levels, especially if you continue to eat a kiwi each day for a few weeks.
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