How to Eat Kiwi Fruit

By Crystal Lee

Kiwi is an exotic fruit native to China. A New Zealand bird is the namesake for the tiny fruit. A kiwi fruit has light-brown skin, bright green flesh and a white pulp center surrounded by tiny black seeds. The kiwi has several health benefits, rivaling the vitamin C content of an orange and matching the potassium of a banana. The fruit may also help prevent asthma and colon cancer. This tiny fruit packs a lot of punch.

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How to Eat Kiwi Fruit
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credit: CRP photo
How to Eat Kiwi Fruit

Step 1

Bite into the raw kiwi. Kiwi skin is edible and contains high levels of flavonoids, insoluble fibers and antioxidants. Clean the fruit thoroughly beforehand to avoid ingesting dirt or pesticides.

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How to Eat Kiwi Fruit

Step 2

Peel the kiwi skin with a knife. Although the skin is edible, its hair-like consistency makes some a bit uneasy. Peeled kiwi fruits are high in vitamin C, potassium and beta carotene. Before peeling, cut off the ends of the fruit.

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How to Eat Kiwi Fruit

Step 3

Slice the kiwi fruit and place in a fruit salad. The bright green color of the flesh of a kiwi brightens up any fruit salad. The sweet taste complements the taste of strawberries and other fruit in the dish.

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How to Eat Kiwi Fruit

Step 4

Add as a garnish to a strawberry or vanilla dish. Sliced kiwi fruit makes an attractive garnish for strawberry beverages or atop a bowl of yogurt or ice cream.

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How to Eat Kiwi Fruit

Step 5

Chop the kiwi fruit and make a jam. Boil the kiwi and powdered pectin, pineapple juice and sugar. Pour into jars to enjoy homemade kiwi jam on toast or bagels after cooling.