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Friday, November 7, 2008

A Nifty Trick: How To Peel and Cut Kiwi Fruit


These little fuzzy kiwi fruits are fussy to peel, because the skin is so incredibly thin, and a perfectly ripe kiwi is delicate to handle.

But it’s still one of my favorite tropical fruits, as I love the sweet, tart, juicy fruit with the crunchy little black seeds!

Wanna know my trick to peeling kiwi fruit? It’s super simple, the fruit stays whole and look at how little fruit I’ve wasted on the peel! I was recently on both ABC7 and CBS10 showing off my kiwi fruit peeling skills.

How to peel Kiwi Fruit

Well crap! The television station must have taken down the video (I was live on CBS doing this kiwi slicing trick!)

But no worries – here’s my friend, beautiful Alejandra from Always Order Dessert peeling kiwi the same way.

What are some of your fruit peeling/cutting/storing/serving secrets? Would love to know!

72 Responses to “A Nifty Trick: How To Peel and Cut Kiwi Fruit”

  1. Joey M — 5/22/11 @ 10:39 am

    Fantastico! Thank you for the video and trick! :)

    • mb — 9/1/13 @ 2:27 pm

      I have been frustrated trying to peel like potatoes. Great way. Thanks

  2. Kristin — 9/21/11 @ 8:20 pm

    This sort of works for beets, too. (after you roast them)

  3. Karen — 11/11/11 @ 12:22 am

    I am amazed and in awe. <3 !!

  4. Full & Happy — 12/20/11 @ 4:53 pm

    Thank you for this information! I made oatmeal this morning and wanted to serve up some kiwi with it for first time. I looked like such a pro and my mom was so impressed!

    Thanks :0)

  5. rob — 10/22/12 @ 7:11 pm

    Awesome, I love this little trick.

  6. Sam — 11/11/12 @ 8:22 pm

    I just found this with a google search, but I had to comment because this trick is so amazing! I used to hate peeling kiwis, but this makes it so easy and they turn out so perfectly. Thanks!

  7. Miguel — 12/14/12 @ 11:26 am

    Thanks for the info, just simple and accurate.

  8. Elizabeth — 1/22/13 @ 12:39 am

    Basically a good idea, but there seems like a lot of wasted fruit in the amount cut off at each end. It is much easier and less wasteful to use a good vegetable peeler.

  9. Vivian — 2/8/13 @ 12:03 pm

    Thanks so much for the video. @Elizabeth No need to waste the ends – just peel and eat!

  10. Jordan — 2/20/13 @ 9:41 pm

    This is a neat trick. However, I really like to use a potato peeler to peel the skin off the kiwi. I save the whole fruit. It doesn’t matter if the kiwi is hard or soft, it still peels great. *smile*

  11. Ruthie — 3/16/13 @ 12:10 am

    I just bought some kiwis today and this is going to come in so handy – thank you!

  12. Heather — 4/10/13 @ 7:46 pm

    This… Is awesome. Thank you!

  13. Shani — 4/15/13 @ 2:13 pm

    Wicked helpful. Never knew what to do w/ these tasty badboys. Now I know how to peel it, thanks to your video.

  14. Michelle — 7/15/13 @ 5:08 pm

    Hey, why peel it at all? I love the fuzzy brown skin! Yum!

  15. Growing up as a child in the early 70’s, these were called Chinese Gooseberries!

  16. Panda — 7/23/13 @ 8:54 pm

    The skin is amazingly tasty and tart. Plus that’s where all the best nutrients are

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  19. Once you have peeled the kiwi to make perfect slices, use an egg slicer.

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