Friday, April 20, 2012

How to Peel a Kiwi

"Wherefore by their fruits you shall know them."  Matthew 7:20


In Matthew 7:15-20, God is using fruit to warn us against false teachers.  He is telling us that just as you identify a tree by the fruit it is bearing, you can also detect a false teacher by the way he lives his life.

A kiwi vine will never produce apples or grapes or any other fruit, it will always produce kiwifruit. It bears fruit true to its nature. 

There are several varieties of kiwi plants. The variety that I planted in my yard a few years ago is different than the variety found in the grocery store, which is brown and has a furry surface.   The skin on the variety that I am growing is smooth and green. It is smaller than the ones normally purchased in the store.  When growing this variety of kiwi you need a male and a female plant even though the female is the only one that produces the fruit.

The kiwi fruit is low in calories, averaging 46 per fruit.  It is also rich in vitamin C, potassium, vitamin E and has a small amount of vitamin A.  The skin is tart and edible as well as rich in fiber.

You may not like to eat the skin of the kiwi and desire to remove it.  If so, I would like to share with you an easy way to remove the skin without peeling it off with a knife. 

Here is what you need:

Kiwi fruit
Knife
Spoon
Serving dishes





Remove both ends with your knife.  (Make sure to remove enough of the end to get the hard core off.)

After you get both ends off, take a spoon and run it gently under the skin of the kiwi and around the inside between the fruit and the skin as shown below.












After you have gone all the way around the fruit with the spoon, make sure the fruit is loosened from the skin then gently push the fruit from the skin as shown.




You are now ready to peel as many as you would like using the spoon.





Slice in desired thickness.












You can serve it as an individual dish, on a fruit tray, or mix in a fruit salad.





(The leaves in the picture are off my kiwi plants.)

I enjoy the flavor and health benefits of kiwi. Its rich green color with its black seeds add to any fruit dish.  My grandchildren really enjoy having kiwi when they come for visits.

I am glad I learned to remove the skin using a spoon. It is less messy and saves more of the fruit.  If using a spoon to remove the skin is new to you, I hope you will try it and see for yourself how easy it is. 

Blessing,


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26 comments:

  1. Thanks Margo. Try it you will like it. I am also looking forward to trying your soup.

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  2. Great tip! I love kiwi but I always waste so much when I cut the skin off with a knife.

    Claire

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  3. Thank you for viewing my blog. I hope you will try peeling it this way. I think you will be sold on it. Have great weekend. Jo-Ann

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  4. I love in Australia and have grown up eating Kiwi Fruit. I have never seen such a neat way of peeling them. Thank you!!

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    1. Thank you for viewing my blog and your comment. Hope you will try it, it works well. Jo-Ann

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  5. While living in New Zealand, Kiwis were plentiful. When you got a box of them, they always came with this combo-spoon-knife tool. it was not to peel them, necessarily, but to actually eat them out of their fuzzy "shell". I kinda wish i'd saved those tools to bring home to the USA! :)

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    1. Thank you for viewing my blog. How neat to think they came with a knife-spoon-combo tool. Thank you for sharing. Jo-Ann

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  6. That's awesome! Definitely an easier way to peel them! Thanks!

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    1. Thank you for viewing my blog. I am glad you liked the tip on peeling Kiwi, hope you will try it, Jo-Ann

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  7. We always cut ours in half, that way you didn't have to reach so far in with the spoon.:) LOVE kiwifruit!

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    1. Thank you for sharing and for your tip. Jo-Ann

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  8. Kiwi fruit is so good! Thanks for the great tip! We are so happy to have you link up to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back!! -The Sisters

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    1. Thank you so much for having the party and I am glad I could link up to it. I will come again. Iam glad you liked the tip. Hope you will try it. Jo-Ann

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    1. Thank you so much, glad you like it and hope you will try it, Jo-Ann

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  10. Love the tip and was glad to find it. I found you on ginger snap crafts party. i bought some kiwi and we ate them last week and I realized I butcher them when cutting them :)

    amber
    www.recipeswelove.net

    By the way love the name of your blog! My best friend and I have a Christian recipe blog!

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    1. Thank you so much for viewing my blog. I am glad you like the name of my blog. That is what my name meansm and that is what God is trying to do in my life (Grow my up spiritually to be more like Jesus and less like me. I am glad you and your friend have a Christian blog. It is always special to meet another Christian. Jo-Ann

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  11. Love it! Can't wait to try it :). Thank you!

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  12. oh my this is great! i wish i knew this when i was making my own baby food for my son!

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  13. My family started eating fruit in a new way last year. We started with apples and finding out the seeds contain B17 to help fight cancer and from there we expanded to where we eat the skin of most everything (except mangos, those are toxic), and we are not even eating the tops of fruits such as strawberries. This year was the first time we started eating the skin of the Kiwi and surprisingly it doesn't detract from the taste at all. I had never thought of using a spoon as you have described, I will definitely try that.

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  14. Hi Joann,
    Great tutorial and tips about the Kiwi, a pretty little fruit. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  15. Love the pictures that you put with this. Makes it look nice and easy. Thanks for linking it up to my link party.

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  16. Thanks for linking up to the Tuesday To Do Party! Hope you'll come again this week! This month's Pretty Packages party is now up for any of your lovely wrapped gifts!
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  17. What a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing on DIY Thrifty Thursday! You've been featured! Stop buy and grab a button. Hope to see you again this week!

    Michelle
    www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

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  18. My husband showed me how to do it this way and it really is a great way to do it! Thanks for the tutorial! I'm featuring you today on What I Learned Wednesday! http://weliketolearnaswego.blogspot.com/2012/05/features-and-adjusting-to-new-place.html

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