Kiwis are delicious fruits that are actually large berries. The upper layer or skin of the kiwi is brown and hairy, and the inside is green or yellow. The fruit is sweet when ripe fully, sour when not ripe, tart, tangy and juicy. Learn how to cut a kiwi below!
People usually prefer to eat the fruit raw without mixing it with other fruits or in a fruit salad. It is also used in marinades or as a garnish for sweeter desserts, such as ice cream or pavlovas. Since kiwis are native to China, they are also known as Chinese gooseberries.
Kiwis are rich and have high antioxidants; Vitamin A, Vitamin C, potassium, carbs, calcium, and fiber are abundant in kiwis.
Kiwis grow in clusters and continue to soften and ripen after being picked, so eat them as soon as possible after purchasing them.
How to cut a kiwi?
Due to the compact size and softness of kiwis, they are easy to cut. You can store kiwis in the fridge after cutting them by putting them in an airtight container and consume them within two to three days. Apply these three easy methods to cut kiwi:
Method 1. Using a knife or vegetable peeler
- Hold the kiwi in one hand gently or place it on a cutting board. In a dominant hand, hold the knife or vegetable peeler.
- Use the sharp serrated knife or peeler at the top of the fruit, and apply slight pressure to make a small cut in the skin to get a hold.
- Now, start to peel the kiwi lengthwise. Don’t cut the fruit deeply; by that, you will remove too much of the flesh instead of the skin.
- By using the gentle sawing motion, cut the kiwifruit.
- To cut kiwi, use a fruit knife and slice kiwi into sections or smaller dice for fruit salads.
Method 2: Using a spoon or fruit scooper
- Cut off both the ends of kiwi fruit by using the serrated knife
- Slip a spoon or fruit scooper in between the skin and the flesh of the kiwi.
- Apply a little pressure on the kiwi’s skin and turn the kiwi with your non-dominant hand, and separate the skin from the flesh.
- The kiwi will immediately pop out of the skin when the spoon gets back to the starting point. Or you can just slice the kiwi in half and scoop the flesh out with the help of a spoon.
- Slice kiwi fruit for use in fruit salads.
Method 3: Removing the skin by blanching it
- Take a non-stick pot with heavy-bottomed and fill it with tap water to cover the kiwis.
- Boil the water and drop the kiwi into the hot boiling water. For 30-35 seconds, blanch kiwi properly.
- Take out kiwi from hot water and rinse them in Ice chilled water so you can easily peel off the skin.
- Let it sit for some time to cool, and gently peel off the skin with your fingers.
While there are many ways to peel kiwi and add it to your favorite dessert, salad, or smoothie, this wonder fruit is brimming with essential vitamins and minerals that will give you a nutritional boost.
Health benefits of kiwi:
These odd fuzzy, hairy small green-fleshed fruits are considered as a kind of berry too. Kiwis are rich in vitamin C and low in carbohydrates — in six grams per kiwi. Kiwis are available the whole year at the grocery store. Read Kiwi Nutrition And Benefits
- Help with asthma
- Aids digestion
- Boosts the immune system
- Reduces risk of other health conditions
- Help manage blood pressure
- Reduces blood clotting
- Protects against vision loss
- Healthful skin
- Kidney stone prevention
- Cancer prevention
- Constipation prevention
- Anti-inflammatory effects
How to use kiwi?
If you want to add more kiwi to your diet to reap its benefits, you can easily incorporate it into several recipes. You can also add kiwi to your breakfast, either alone or sliced on top of vegan yogurt with some granola.
Kiwi fruit in the diet:
Here are some tips for incorporating kiwis into the diet:
- Kiwi can be added to drinks such as fruit cocktails, pineapple, mango, and strawberry drinks.
- You can make a green smoothie or juice with kiwi, apple, and pear.
- You can also freeze kiwi slices for later use as a snack or as toppings on desserts.
- Kiwi can be used in a salad with spinach, walnuts, diced apple, goat cheese, and any light dressing of your choice.
Conclusion on how to cut a kiwi:
Kiwi is rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. Kiwi can be used as a healthy snack even when frozen; it can be eaten during lunch, breakfast, and dinner time as you like; it can also be added to flavor the sweet dishes and salads.
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