How to Eat Kiwi Fruit

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If you like having tangy fruits, kiwi is just the right one for you. It is full of beneficial nutrients and makes for a flavorful addition to many salads and beverages. So without a further delay, let’s find out how to eat kiwi fruit in different ways.

How to Cut Kiwi?

While some people eat the entire fruit, with the skin, there are others who prefer to discard it. If that sounds like you, simply cut the kiwi fruit in half, revealing two round halves of green, juicy fruit.

Depending on how you want to use the kiwi fruit, you can also peel the entire fruit with a paring knife. This ensures that you get the most out of the fruit.

How to Scoop Kiwi Fruit?

Scooping kiwi fruit is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to eat a kiwi since all you require is a spoon. After slicing the kiwi fruit in half, you can quickly scoop out the juicy flesh of this fruit from the sides of the thin skin. The seeds are edible, as is the central, slightly harder area of the kiwi.

Sliced kiwi fruit with a whole kiwi on a wooden table

Kiwi fruit can offer a great deal more than an exotic tropical flair in your fruit salad. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

How to Eat Kiwi Fruit Skin?

Kiwi fruit skin is perfectly safe to eat. For those who simply want to eat it, the most important step is to thoroughly wash the fruit. There may still be residue from pesticides or herbicides, depending on where you bought the fruit, both of which can cause negative side effects if consumed in high enough quantities.

Kiwi Recipes

Now that you know how to eat kiwi fruit, it is important to know where it can fit into your diet.

Kiwi Fruit Salad

Cut up some kiwi in cubes and add it to your salad bowls. You can also make honey-pecan kiwi salad in an easy way. Just mix uniformly torn lettuce, kiwi cubes, and chopped pecans. Then take a separate bowl and mix one tablespoon of each of these ingredients – yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, and honey. Splash over the salad and serve!

Kiwi Smoothie

You can blend kiwi into your morning smoothies. Kiwi mint smoothie is an amazing delight to have on days when you are looking for fresh energy. Just add two bananas, one kiwi, and a couple of mint leaves to your processor. Process until you get the smooth consistency and then pour it into a serving glass!

Although the overwhelmingly sweet and tart taste of kiwis doesn’t lend itself to savory dishes, there are countless sweet applications, both as a topping or a key ingredient.

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John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, publisher and photographer with English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana (USA). He co-founded the literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and now serves as the Content Director for Stain’d Arts, a non-profit based in Denver, Colorado. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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