Kiwi is a bright, tasty fruit with a refreshing flavor and quite a unique texture. It makes the perfect addition to fruit salads or yogurt bowls. Wondering how to cut a kiwi? Read this post and pick the best method that works for you!Jump to Recipe
Did you know that research shows that two small-sized kiwis offer the same amount of potassium as a banana, along with about 240% of your vitamin C daily requirement?
Kiwis are also packed with vitamin A, calcium, iron, and fiber. Now that you know about the amazing benefits of kiwis, it’s time to eat the delicious, juicy kiwi! Let’s check all the ways to cut kiwi fruit!
Some people find it a little hard to break through the furry skin of the kiwi. There are many ways to cut a kiwi.
You can use simple knife cuts or even make star cuts with a knife. Some people even like to use a spoon to cut the kiwi.
Before you start cutting the kiwi, it’s a good idea to wash the fuzzy brown globe with vinegar and water to get all the bacteria off it.
This is quite a simple method that you can easily master. First, place the kiwi on a cutting board and cut off both ends of the kiwi.
Once the ends are off, stand the kiwi on a cutting board on one of the ends and remove the skin of the kiwi in a downward motion on all sides of the kiwi.
Make sure that you do not peel too much skin and waste the fruit. You can also use a knife and carefully trim off the fuzzy skin instead.
Once the skin is off, it’s time to dice the kiwi into bite-sized pieces. You can cut it up into small cubes or even slice it into discs.
The tiny seeds of the kiwi are edible, so you don’t have to worry about taking them off. The delectable crunch of the black seeds makes it even more delicious.
Another method of cutting your kiwi is to cut it into a zig-zag design with a knife. This is the most fun method, but it does require some practice to master.
Just insert the pointed side of the knife into the kiwi. Then, move your knife in diagonal directions, in the shape of a triangle. Cut such half triangles all around the kiwi. Up, down, up, down.
Once you’ve gone around the entire kiwi, gently pull the two halves apart, and there you have it!
This method is best if you want to eat the skin of the kiwi. (Yes, it is edible!) The skin contains a lot of fiber and vitamin C.
Another quick and easy way of cutting kiwi is to use a spoon. This method creates the perfect round slices of kiwi. First off, you need a knife to cut off both ends of the kiwi (like we did in the first method).
Once the ends are off, use a small teaspoon and push it against the skin. Carefully dig your spoon towards the other end. Make sure that the spoon is close to the skin so that you can get the perfect rounded shape.
Once you’ve eased the skin away from the fruit, you will be able to slide the skin away. If it doesn’t come off easily, you can use a small knife to peel the extra skin off it.
You can slice the kiwi into perfect round slices, just like the chefs do on TV!
Another quick and easy way to peel and cut the kiwi is to use a vegetable peeler. So, how to peel a kiwi using a peeler? First off, cut the ends of the kiwi as we did in the previous methods.
Then, use a vegetable peeler to remove the furry skin from all sides. Once the kiwi is peeled, you can use a small knife to slice the kiwi.
You can cut the kiwi into smaller pieces. Now that you are done with the harder part of peeling the skin, it’s time to get creative. You can cut the kiwi into small round discs. Discs look good if you want to use the kiwi to decorate a cake or line a fruit salad.
Another idea is to cut these discs into quarters of about a quarter to half an inch. This style is perfect for adding kiwi to your fruit salad or dessert.
You can store unripe kiwis at room temperature until they ripen. If you’re storing them in the fridge, they will stay for up to a month.
You can check if the kiwi is ripe by squeezing it gently. If the kiwi is ripe, you can store it at room temperature if you are going to use it soon.
If you aren’t going to eat them soon, it’s better to place them in the fridge. They will stay in the fridge for about a week.
You can also store cut-up kiwi in an airtight box in the fridge for 2-3 days. Make sure that the container is airtight so that the kiwi does not taste bad when you eat it. If the kiwi gets discolored or mushy, you should discard it.
There are many fun ways to serve kiwi. One of the best ways is to add it to your smoothie. It will add a punch of flavor along with a dose of healthy fiber, taking your smoothie to the next level.
You can also throw in some kiwi chunks in a tropical fruit salad. The emerald color and delectable texture of kiwi will be a great addition to your fruit salad.
Kiwi also makes for a great topping to oatmeal or yogurt parfait. It will also boost the flavor of plain yogurt or oatmeal.
If you are looking for a simple way to serve kiwi, just serve it with mango or pineapple salsa.
To check if the kiwi is ripe, gently squeeze the fruit; it should yield to gentle pressure and not be too hard.
Golden kiwi is sweeter and softer. The green kiwi has a slightly more sour taste.
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