Cut, Slice or Peel – the Many Ways to Eat & Enjoy Kiwifruit
Zespri® Kiwifruit is a nutritional powerhouse, rich in fiber and a good source of potassium. Whether you’re enjoying the tangy goodness of our green-variety kiwi or our tropically sweet SunGold™, getting the recommended daily requirement of vitamin C couldn’t be easier. And there are a number of ways you can eat kiwifruit. You can cut kiwifruit in half, you can peel a kiwifruit — you can even slice kiwifruit! — but it can’t get any easier than:
Cut, Scoop & Enjoy!
Using this method, you can literally enjoy your Zespri® Kiwifruit anywhere — anytime!
Bring it to work as a mid-afternoon snack. Take it with you to the gym for a post-workout pick me up. Simply put, there’s no wrong way to eat Zespri® Kiwifruit.
Want to see for yourself how simple it is to enjoy your Zespri® SunGold kiwifruit? Just watch our quick video on how to cut and eat kiwifruit. You’ll only need a kiwifruit and a spoon!
How do I cut a kiwi?
There’s no simpler way to eat Zespri® Kiwifruit than to cut the kiwifruit in half and scoop out the delicious flesh with a spoon.
How do I peel and slice a kiwi?
The cut-and-scoop method is certainly one of the easiest ways to eat Zespri Kiwifruit. It lets you eat a kiwi right out of its skin, making it convenient to take with you on the go.
Some people prefer to eat slices of kiwifruit, particularly our Zespri® Green kiwi. And plenty of our Zespri kiwifruit recipes require that you used peeled kiwifruit slices. Fortunately, it’s extremely easy to peel and slice Zespri® Green Kiwifruit.
To peel kiwifruit:
With a short paring knife or serrated peeler, cut around the stem patch on both ends so that the stem end can be removed.
Under the skin, make length-wise cuts down the side of the green kiwifruit until the skin is completely removed.
To slice kiwifruit, cut the peeled kiwifruit in half, then slice each half into 2-3 pieces.
Since SunGold™ Kiwifruit has no skin, so there’s no need to peel — simply cut and scoop, or slice into pieces!
And if you’re eating green-variety kiwifruit, don’t cut and peel away with skin. Consider eating the skin along with the sweet kiwi insides!
Can I eat the skin of a kiwi?
For added convenience, you can eat the skin of the kiwifruit. This not only makes kiwifruit even easier to enjoy, but it provides even more nutrients. The flesh of Zespri Green, for example, has 4 grams of fiber per serving (two kiwifruit) and Zespri® SunGold™ has about 2 grams of fiber per serving (two kiwifruit) — and 50% more if eaten with the skin.
Cooking with kiwifruit skin
The skin of our green-variety kiwifruit is not only great for eating, it’s good for cooking too!
Green kiwifruit contains actinidin, a unique enzyme that easily breaks down the protein found in red meat. This makes Zespri® Green Kiwifruit a great meat tenderizer.
You can rub both sides of the meat with the underside of green kiwifruit skin and the meat will be soft and ready for pan-searing or barbecuing.
Freeze for dessert.
When we talked about how to store kiwifruit, we explained how Zespri® Green and SunGold™ Kiwifruit aren’t just great choices for healthy snacks and main courses. They are perfect ingredients for healthy, delicious desserts. Freeze kiwifruit to use in some of our Zespri recipes, like our Tropical Mango and SunGold Kiwifruit Popsicles and SunGold Kiwifruit Coconut Popsicles.
Keep Your Body Fueled!
Eating vitamin-packed Zespri® Kiwifruit is an effective way to keep yourself energized and deliver essential nutrients to your body while you’re powering through your day.
For more great ideas on how to punch up your diet, check out some of our Zespri® recipes. Have a recipe you’d like to share? Show us on social media! (And don’t forget to tag @ZespriKiwifruit in your photos!)