A Nifty Trick: How To Peel and Cut Kiwi Fruit


These little fuzzy kiwi fruits are fussy to peel, because the skin is so incredibly thin, and a perfectly ripe kiwi is delicate to handle.

But it’s still one of my favorite tropical fruits, as I love the sweet, tart, juicy fruit with the crunchy little black seeds!

Wanna know my trick to peeling kiwi fruit? It’s super simple, the fruit stays whole and look at how little fruit I’ve wasted on the peel! I was recently on both ABC7 and CBS10 showing off my kiwi fruit peeling skills.

How to peel Kiwi Fruit

Well crap! The television station must have taken down the video (I was live on CBS doing this kiwi slicing trick!)

But no worries – here’s my friend, beautiful Alejandra from Always Order Dessert peeling kiwi the same way.

What are some of your fruit peeling/cutting/storing/serving secrets? Would love to know!

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Comments 85

  1. Full & Happy

    Thank you for this information! I made oatmeal this morning and wanted to serve up some kiwi with it for first time. I looked like such a pro and my mom was so impressed!

    Thanks :0)

  2. Sam

    I just found this with a google search, but I had to comment because this trick is so amazing! I used to hate peeling kiwis, but this makes it so easy and they turn out so perfectly. Thanks!

  3. Elizabeth

    Basically a good idea, but there seems like a lot of wasted fruit in the amount cut off at each end. It is much easier and less wasteful to use a good vegetable peeler.

    1. Ms Match

      this is just showing a faster// easier way and nothing is wasted. I
      have tried the potato peeler and it is a slower way plus if it is not razor sharp it will waste a lot more of the fruit.

  4. Vivian

    Thanks so much for the video. @Elizabeth No need to waste the ends – just peel and eat!

  5. Jordan

    This is a neat trick. However, I really like to use a potato peeler to peel the skin off the kiwi. I save the whole fruit. It doesn’t matter if the kiwi is hard or soft, it still peels great. *smile*

  6. Shani

    Wicked helpful. Never knew what to do w/ these tasty badboys. Now I know how to peel it, thanks to your video.

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    Great blog here! Also your web site loads up very fast!
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    to your host? I wish my site loaded up as quickly as yours lol

  8. MPaula

    I have never peeled kiwi. I cut it in quarters and suck out the flesh. (oooo, makes me sound like a vampire!) I have heard that the skin is edible but, considering how hairy it is, I’m not doing that. I will try this, though, especially for fruit salads.

  9. Talia

    Elizabeth, get a life. No one is saying to waste anything. This is simply a neat hack on how to peel for those wishing to peel. Gah, there is always one narcissist leaving comments on every blog, it’s not all about you! If you don’t like the idea don’t freaking use it, or make negative comments. It’s not the first time someone has heard of a veggie peeler! Peace.

  10. Jason Roberts

    Okay, so using the spoon you might lose a little of the fruit, for me the advantage is saving time.
    Thanks Jaden

  11. Jason Roberts

    Okay, so using the spoon you might lose a game little of the fruit, for me the advantage is saving time.
    Thanks Jaden

  12. Katy

    Thanks for the trick! P.S. try lowering the volume of the music you added to the video, it was hard to hear what you’re saying at time.

  13. Luke

    I love this way to peel fruit. I have worked on a kiwi farm for 4 years and the owners love it to. Tell Elizabeth that shoe couldn’t do any better. Awesome trick mind Jim I tweet it

  14. Tom Riley

    Now that I learned to open the Kiwi I am looking forward
    To eating more of these ( Love them ) Thanks

  15. Diane Sullivan

    Thank you I have always stayed away from this fruit because it was such a pain to peel. I guess you can teach old dogs new tricks. Thank You so much!

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