How to Peel Kiwi Fruit 3 Ways

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How to Eat a Kiwi

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Originating from China, kiwis are now more widely grown in places like New Zealand and California. Loaded with vitamins and minerals, they’re a very tasty and healthy snack that can be enjoyed on their own or as the base for your smoothies. If you’re feeling a little decadent, you can also whip up a pavlova, which is a traditional meringue dessert from New Zealand that uses kiwi for some added zing.



  • 2 kiwis
  • 2 cups leafy greens (60 g)
  • ½ cup water (118 ml)
  • other fruit or vegetables (such as banana, avocado, apple, and carrot)
  • 4 leaves mint

(makes one serving)


  • 4 egg whites
  • 1.25 cups white sugar (250 g)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 6 kiwis

(makes eight servings)


Munching on Plain Kiwi

  1. Trim the ends.Before you dig in, check the outside of your kiwi. Note that most of the skin’s surface is a fuzzy brown, with a raised bumpy pit at the top, which is where it grew from its vine. This is the only inedible part of the kiwi, so either trim it off or eat it around it.
  2. Test for ripeness.To test kiwi, gently press it in your hands. If the flesh yields under the skin, it’s ready to eat. If it still feels hard, let it sit at room temperature until it softens. Expect underripe kiwi to taste too tart to really be enjoyed.
  3. Eat it skin and all.Take the easiest approach and take sink your teeth right into it, as you would with an apple or peach. Enjoy the contrast in textures between the tougher skin and the soft flesh within. Reap the kiwi’s full nutritional value, since the skin contains a large part of its fiber, mineral, and vitamin content, as well as antioxidants and flavonoids. However:
    • As with all produce, be aware that the outside may have traces of pesticides used in farming. Wash it under cold water while gently scrubbing the skin with your fingertips to remove trace chemicals.
    • Organic kiwi reduces the risk of ingesting pesticides, but should still be washed in order to remove any dirt or other chemicals that it may have come into contact with by chance.
  4. Spoon it out.If you don’t like fruit skins, simply chop the kiwi in half. Treat each half as a readymade bowl and spoon yourself out some bite-size chunks. Alternatively:
    • Slice off both ends, where the kiwi was attached to its vine, and hold the kiwi in one hand.
    • With your other hand, insert the tip of your spoon between the flesh and skin along your cut.
    • Press the spoon deeper into the flesh and twist the kiwi around in your hand.
    • Remove the flesh and cut it into slices.
  5. Use a vegetable peeler.Peel the skin off as you would with a potato. Once you’re done, eat the flesh as it is or slice it up into bite-size bits. However, keep in mind that:
    • You should still wash the skin before peeling. Even though you won’t be eating it, your vegetable peeler may transfer dirt and chemicals from the skin to the flesh as you go along.

Trying Different Kiwi Smoothies

  1. Remember to trim off the ends.Whether you decide to peel your kiwis for your smoothies is up to you. Either way, don’t forget to trim off the ends where they were plucked from their vines. Remember that this part is inedible, so discard before using.
  2. Pair kiwis with strawberries.Chop up two kiwis and place them in a blender. Add one cup (152 g) of strawberries and two cups (60 g) of a leafy green, like spinach. Pour in a half cup (118 ml) of water and blend until smooth.
  3. Try kiwis with banana and avocado.Chop up two kiwis and one banana and throw them in your blender. Slice off a quarter of an avocado and add that to the other fruit. Add two cups (60 g) of leafy greens and a half cup (118 ml) of water, then blend until smooth.
  4. Go with an apple-carrot combo.Chop up two kiwis as well as one whole apple and one whole carrot. Throw them in the blender along with two cups (60 g) of leafy greens. Pour in a half cup (118 ml) of water. Blend until smooth.
  5. Make it minty.Chop up two kiwis and one banana and transfer to your blender. Add two cups (60 g) of leafy greens, plus four mint leaves. Blend with a half cup (118 ml) of water until smooth.

Topping a Pavlova with Kiwi

  1. Prep your oven and baking sheet.First, set your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit (150 degrees Celsius). While that preheats, line your baking sheet with parchment paper. On the paper, trace a circle roughly nine inches (23 cm) in diameter.
  2. Make your meringue.Crack your eggs and remove the yolks. Add the whites to a large mixing bowl and beat them. Add one tablespoon of sugar and mix it in as you continue to beat your egg whites, then repeat until you’ve added all your sugar. Once the mixture turns thick and glossy, fold in your vanilla extract, lemon juice, and cornstarch.
  3. Fill the circle, then bake.Use a spoon to transfer the meringue to the circle that you traced on your parchment paper. To start, keep the bulk of it toward the center. Once all the meringue has been transferred, use your spoon to spread the meringue from the center out toward the edges. Continue to do so until the edges are higher than the center. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for one hour.
  4. Top your meringue.Once the meringue has finished baking, transfer it to a wire rack to cool off. While it does, beat your heavy cream in a small mixing bowl until it turns into stiff little peaks on the surface. Peel and slice your kiwi as evenly as possible. Once the meringue has cooled, transfer it to a serving plate, fill the center with your whipped cream, arrange your kiwi slices on top, and serve.

Community Q&A

  • Question
    Is it okay to freeze or refrigerate them?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Of course! Doing so will prolong the life of fruits and vegetables.
  • Question
    Are kiwi seeds bad for you?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    No! They are in fact very good for you! They provide a number of essential nutrients including Omega-3, fiber, and Vitamin E. Be warned - you may get an allergic reaction if you are allergic to peanuts and/or tree nuts.
  • Question
    Can I eat the seeds of a kiwifruit?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, you can. Kiwifruit seeds are packed with great nutrients for your body. Just be aware that kiwifruit seeds may cause an allergic reactions if you have a nut allergy.
  • Question
    When is the best time to eat kiwi?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Anytime is a good time. Although it is said that eating kiwis in the morning helps with mental alertness.
  • Question
    Can one eat the white center of a kiwi?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, the entire kiwi is edible.
  • Question
    We peeled our kiwis and the color is white instead of green. Is it safe to eat?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    This might mean that it hasn't ripened yet.
  • Question
    Is it safe to give kiwi fruit to infants?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Kiwis are pretty acidic, so it's better to wait until infants are roughly 8 to 10 months old before feeding this to them.
  • Question
    Can I eat the seeds of a kiwi fruit?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes, you can. It's exactly like the green part but a little more solid.
  • Question
    How do I eat kiwi skin?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    The same way you eat apple skin. Just bite in and chew. You don't have to eat it if you don't want to, though. Many people don't eat the kiwi skin.
  • Question
    Can a diabetic person eat kiwifruit?
    wikiHow Contributor
    Community Answer
    Yes there are many diabetic people who have found success while making fruit a regular part of their diet.
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Quick Summary

To eat a kiwi, start by cutting the stem end off with a knife. Then, bite into the kiwi and eat it like you would an apple or a peach. If you don't like the skin, use a spoon to scoop the fruit out from inside of the kiwi. You can also use a vegetable peeler to peel off the skin so you're left with just the fruit.

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Things You’ll Need

Plain Kiwi

  • Spoon (optional)
  • Knife (optional)
  • Peeler (optional)


  • Measuring cups
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Blender


  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Food-safe pen
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Beater
  • Large spoon
  • Wire rack
  • Cutting board
  • Knife

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Ruth Pazmino

May 27, 2019

"I now eat the peel when I eat Kiwi. After reading this article, I cut a kiwi in half then take a bite. Not bad. Ijust don't eat the tough skin the one end of the kiwi, it's a tiny little nub, but tough nonetheless. It's fuzzy like a peach. More fiber for me, hooray! No more peeling the skin and putting perfectly good fiber in the garbage. Thanks, wikiHow."

Patricia Taylor

Jun 9, 2019

"I recently decided to start eating healthier, and bought some kiwi (which I thought I didn't like). I find thatthis fruit packs a lot of what I need, since I am a diabetic. I also found that I really did like it. This article helped me because I didn't know that the skin could be eaten also. Thanks."

Cybill Sheridan

Oct 18, 2019

"Original sliced the kiwi in half the wrong way, and got too much tough inner fiber. Finally figured out to try itthis way and let it ripen more! This article confirmed what I was doing. Did not know skin was edible!"
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Doug Asbury

Apr 18, 2019

"I wasn't sure whether the skin of the kiwi was to be eaten or peeled off and discarded. I see that it can be eatenor not, as a person chooses. It's good to know there are certain advantages to eating it, though."

Ajesh Kumar

Jun 5, 2019

"It's the first time I am going to taste kiwi, so I had a lot of doubts regarding it. This article has almostanswered all of my doubts."

Ruth Witt

May 20, 2019

"I often wondered exactly how to eat a kiwi... Now I know. I also did not know that I could eat the skin. I willgive it a try. Thanks."

Muhammed Tehseen

Dec 23, 2019

"All of it was helpful. I did now know anything about it because this fruit is rarely available in our country."

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Jul 9, 2019

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Bhavini Vaghela

May 31, 2019

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Brandy Tate

May 31, 2019

"It really did help me understand the nutrients and how to eat it.

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