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Brown, fuzzy, and round, the kiwi is a cute-looking fruit that is packed with flavor and healthy goodness. Here’s all you need to know about kiwis and How to Cut a Kiwi.

top view of kiwi in a bowl
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Kiwis look kind of odd at first. They are fuzzy little fruit that’s shaped like an egg and are technically fully edible. However, while the skin is edible, most people aren’t a fan of eating them so here’s how to peel and cut up a kiwi.

Types of Kiwis

There are more than 50 types of kiwi fruit. The most common variety is grocery store kiwifruit, also known as fuzzy kiwifruit. While most kiwis are green on the inside, there are some golden varieties as well. Kiwis are grown in California, Italy, China, New Zealand, and many other places so you can get in-season kiwi year-round.

Overhead view of cut kiwi, rounds and wedges.

How Does Kiwi Taste?

When you cut up your kiwi to enjoy, you’ll find that it’s juicy, refreshing, and sweet. They have a slightly acid flavor to them but they lean into sweet more than tart.

Is Kiwi Healthy?

Yes! Kiwi is packed with healthy goodness. Kiwi is packed with vitamin C, E, potassium, calcium, and fiber. Two small kiwis have as much potassium as a whole banana!

How to Pick Kiwi

Here’s how to select the best kiwi at the store:

  • Pick the plumpest one
  • Avoid any blemishes or wrinkles on the skin.
  • Check for firmness- If the kiwi is firm to the touch, then it is not ripe. If it yields to the touch, it’s ready and ripe. However, if it’s too soft, skip it. It’s too ripe and will tend to be too mushy.
  • Smell the kiwi for a fragrant, citrus smell.

How to Cut Kiwi

  • On a cutting board, cut off the top and bottom of the kiwi.
  • Place the kiwi on one of the cut-sides, then use a knife to cut away the peel in a downward motion, turning it as you go to get the entire kiwi.

How to Cut Kiwi into Slices

  • Place the peeled kiwi on its side and slice rounds, to your desired thickness.

How to Cut Kiwi into Wedges

  • Place the peeled kiwi right side up and cut it vertically.
  • Cut each of the cut pieces, lengthwise in half to cut the kiwi into wedges.
Angled view of cut kiwi on a serving plate.

How to Store Kiwi

Store uncut kiwi at room temperature until ripen and then transfer to the fridge. Once in the fridge, it’ll slow down the ripening process for 4 to 5 days.

Once peeled and cut, the kiwi has to be stored in the fridge. Place the cut kiwi in an airtight container and store for up 3 days.

Can You Freeze Kiwi?

You can definitely freeze kiwi, but it will be softer when thawed, so it’s ideal for smoothies or juicing. To freeze kiwi, simply line a sheet pan with parchment paper and place your cut kiwi in a single layer over top. Transfer the sheet pan to the freezer and freeze until the kiwis are hard around 2-3 hours. Then transfer the frozen kiwi pieces into a freezer-safe bag and store them in the freezer until ready to enjoy.

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Overhead view of cut kiwi, rounds and wedges.

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How to Cut a Kiwi

By: Rena
Servings: 1
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
top view of kiwi in a bowl
Brown, fuzzy, and round, the kiwi is a cute looking fruit that is packed with flavor and healthy goodness. Here’s all you need to know about kiwis and How to Cut a Kiwi.

Ingredients

  • 1 kiwi

Instructions

  • On a cutting board, cut off the top and bottom of the kiwi.
  • Place the kiwi on one of the cut-sides, then use a knife to cut away the peel in a downward motion, turning it as you go to get the entire kiwi.

How to Cut Kiwi into Slices

  • Place the peeled kiwi on its side and slice rounds, to your desired thickness.

How to Cut Kiwi into Wedges

  • Place the peeled kiwi right side up and cut it vertically.
  • Cut each of the cut pieces, lengthwise in half to cut the kiwi into wedges.

Notes

  • use a sharp knife
  • If the kiwi is firm when you buy it, leave it on the kitchen counter for 2-3 days. Once its firm to the touch, cut it and eat it or store it in the fridge to prevent it from getting too ripe.

Nutrition

Calories: 56kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 284mgFiber: 3gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 79IUVitamin C: 84mgCalcium: 31mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: ingredient
Cuisine: American
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