How to Peel a Kiwi Fruit

by Maureen on January 13, 2013

I’ve always peeled kiwi fruit with a knife — even when I lived in New Zealand and nobody there told me anything different.  I found this video on You Tube today and it works.

I also have peeled every kiwi fruit I had in the house testing it out.  Fruit salad for Sunday lunch, anyone?  We both have a stomach bug (hopefully that 24 hour kind where you are sure you’re going to die if it doesn’t stop soon) and kiwi fruit isn’t anything you should  have too much of when the plumbing is out of whack.  If you’re already “going” kiwi fruit will make you go even faster.  :)

I’m nearly caught up from my holiday break and I can’t wait to get back into the kitchen and play with food. I’m hoping that our business will sell once we finally get it on the market and then we can concentrate on all things food.

Do you find it difficult to catch up when you’ve gone away on holidays, been ill for an extended period or had guests who sucked the life right out of you for weeks? (I’m not saying that that’s what happened to me, at least not out loud.) Maybe it’s my age but I’m just now getting caught up on my favorite blogs, reaching out on Twitter and Facebook and getting the darned kitchen floor clean.

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Sawsan @chef in disguise January 25, 2013 at 4:19 am

So sorry to hear you are not feeling too well Maureen.
The kids had a stomach virus for a week that they got from school and it was a horrible week! I hope you get better real soon
I always peel Kiwi with a knief, this is really interesting!I need to buy some kiwi ASAP
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Karen (Back Road Journal) January 25, 2013 at 5:18 am

Sorry that you worn’t feeling well earlier. Thank you for taking the time to post this great little secret.
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Gourmantine January 26, 2013 at 12:48 am

Sorry to hear your feeling ill, but sending all the best wishes for you to get better.
p.s. nope, it’s not the age responsible for catching up after a break (or I’m aging even more prematurely than I thought), it’s well, life ;)


A_Boleyn January 26, 2013 at 12:46 pm

I don’t know how I missed the notification for this post. I enjoy kiwi fruit but don’t eat them nearly enough. Thank you for the peeling technique information. It seems simple but I know it’s going to be useful.


Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen January 26, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Hope you are all caught up now! I feel like since the holidays I haven’t had time for ANYTHING too.


Anne@FromMySweetHeart January 26, 2013 at 6:03 pm

Hi Maureen! What a great tutorial! I’ve always been using my knife and of course, my kiwi are uneven and wonky! I can’t wait to try this technique! I hope you are getting some rest and will be back to your own spunky self , soon. I miss your beautiful creations! : )


Frank @ Kraemers Culinary Blog January 27, 2013 at 12:32 am

You are not the only one when it comes to guests over the Holidays. My wife is always relieved when everyone has gone. Don’t get me wrong we love to have guests over. I hope you feel better soon. I love kiwis and I think the best way to peel them is with a sharp potato peeler.
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Michelle @ Greedy Gourmet January 29, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Ah, I’ll try peeling kiwis this way next time.

My pc broke, lost lots of data and got the worst cold ever this January. I literally lost a month by trying to catch up and fix things. So no, you’re not alone. It sucks!
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Cucina49 February 1, 2013 at 5:52 am

Feel better soon! Oddly, I never peel kiwi fruit–I think I was once told that there was lots of fiber in the skin. I totally hear the needing to catch up after the holidays.
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Natalie February 1, 2013 at 11:53 am

I have a whole bag of kiwis in the fridge! Thanks :P
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Libby February 1, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Get well soon, Maureen!

Haha no, no, it’s not just you. I just came back from a two-week family trip to Indonesia and this is my first week back at work. Over there, I thought a 12-hour day visiting my parents’ friends of friends (who I don’t even know yet who not only wanted to catch up with my parents as soon as word got around that they were in the country, but also see what their kids looked like) was draining. However, I’ve been feeling exhausted after every work day – and I was actually LOOKING FORWARD to going back to work after the trip!

Regardless, I’m a bit more settled now and hope to get back to blogging this weekend :)


Purabi Naha February 1, 2013 at 7:07 pm

How are you now, Maureen? This wonderful tutorial on peeling a kiwi fruit will be helpful for many! Thanks for the video.


Christina @ The Hungry Australian February 5, 2013 at 12:43 am

I made kiwi raspberry sorbet for my daughter’s party last year and used this method – it saves so much time! Feel better soon, Maureen!


Caroline Taylor February 5, 2013 at 2:08 am

Hope you feel better soon. I will have to try this method next time I have some kiwi fruit.
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Kimby February 10, 2013 at 5:26 pm

Maureen, I sincerely hope you’re feeling well after the holidays, illness, company, etc. — seems to take longer to bounce back after every “adventure,” eh? (I was discombobulated until the end of January, lol.) Thanks for the neat kiwi peeling trick!


Wizzy February 13, 2013 at 5:38 am

Oh that IS a neat tip. Thanks much. Hope you feel better soon.


SallyBR February 16, 2013 at 5:13 am

Get well soon!
Loved the tip about peeling the kiwi…

(I stopped getting notification of new posts, glad I checked on my own… )


Scrambled Megs February 19, 2013 at 10:25 pm

I hope that you are feeling better? Recently I’ve been eating kiwi fruit whole. Apparently it’s high in fibre and good for you xx


FiSh February 20, 2013 at 3:54 pm

i loveee kiwi. i like to scoop it directly and eat haha. Hope you are doing better now :)

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Hotly Spiced February 26, 2013 at 9:43 pm

How are you going, Maureen? I do hope you’re coping with your house guests and your business and everything else you do that keeps you so busy. I’m sure you’re doing plenty of cooking and I can’t wait for you to share all you’ve been up to – both in the kitchen and out xx


Best Foodies February 27, 2013 at 2:13 am

Believe it or not I have never peeled a kiwi! I know exactly what you are talking about on catching up. After months of unexpected changes I am starting to do the same. Hoping you are well now and we both can enjoy the foodie world !


ChopinandMysaucepan February 28, 2013 at 7:10 pm

Dear Maureen,

I use a similar method by cutting off the 2 ends first but instead of a spoon to scoop the fruit out, I find it easier to just use a regular peeler because the spoon can sometimes leave a fair bit of fruit on the skin if not done properly.

Hope you are feeling better.


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