How to Perfectly Cut Kiwifruit Every Time

By: Sarah Hickey, Recipe Developer for Here Here Market based in Chicago, IL
How to Cut Kiwifruit

We love the sweet and slightly tart flavors of kiwifruit every time the season rolls around! Their unique taste creates a delectable balance in morning smoothies, summer fruit tarts, or even enjoyed on their own. While there is no one right way to cut a kiwifruit, our favorite method by far is the classic spoon method! With only a pairing (or small) knife, a teaspoon, and a few quick and easy steps, you can achieve perfectly round kiwi slices every time.

Step 1: Place your kiwifruit on a cutting board and slice both ends with your knife.

Step 2: Insert your teaspoon into the edge of the fruit, right between the skin and its delicious interior, and slide the spoon 3/4 of the way down.

Step 3: Delicately rotate your spoon around the interior of the kiwi, making sure to apply slight pressure as you do so.

Step 4: Once your spoon has made a full rotation around the kiwi, easily slide out your peeled fruit! You can either cut your kiwi vertically and slice it into wedges or slice the fruit into perfectly shaped rounds.

If you are not planning to eat all your cut-up kiwi right away, we recommend refrigerating any leftovers in an air-tight container or a reuseable bag for up to three or four days. To extend the lifespan of your cut fruit, store it in an appropriate container in the freezer for up to 10 months to a year.

The biggest mistake people tend to make when cutting kiwi is not eating, using, or properly storing the fruit right after cutting it. Kiwifruit gets mushy very easily and the longer kiwi sits out after being cut into, the mushier it will get. Whether you are prepping cut kiwi for a weekly snack or slicing it up in preparation for a dessert or fruit salad later in the day, you can preserve the tender texture of your fruit by refrigerating it in a proper container immediately after cutting if you are not eating or serving it all right away.

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