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How To Peel a Kiwi Fruit

Kiwi fruit is packed with all kinds of goodness for you and your body! It’s easy to get the most out of this delicious fruit by learning how to peel it properly.

You can also peel the kiwi with a knife, but the spoon makes it really easy.

Learn how to peel a kiwi in 3 simple steps. I am going to show you how easy this is to do with a spoon!

How to peel a kiwi Video

a kiwi fruit peeled on a cutting board


  • Kiwi fruit


How to peel a kiwi with a spoon in 3 simple steps

Let’s jump into the best way to peel a kiwi fruit. We are going to use a spoon, yes you heard me correctly a spoon.

When I learned this trick I was blown away at how easy it was to peel the kiwi. One of the biggest benefits is the little amount of waste that you actually end up with.

Knowing how to tell if a kiwi is ripe will help you determine whether yours is ready to eat or not!

1. Wash the kiwi

a kiwi fruit being washed

Run the kiwi fruit under cold water and scrub it with your hands, a towel, or a brush. After you have rinsed it off go ahead and dry it with a towel.

It is important to wash the fruit because you don’t want to introduce anything on the skin of the kiwi into the flesh of the fruit. this typically will happen when you slice it open.

2. Cut the ends off

a knife cutting the ends of a kiwi

Cut both ends of the fruit. Take note of the end with the stem and make sure that it gets cut out. You can also cut closer to the end of the fruit and cut the stem out separately.

If you’re going to lose too much of the fruit trying to cut out the stem then try to use a paring knife to just cut out just the stem.

You can use a pairing knife or you can use a chef knife. You tend to have more control using a pairing knife, but make sure it is sharp or you might just tear the skin.

3. Peel with a spoon

kiwi fruit being peeled with a spoon

Pick out a spoon that best fits the shape of the kiwi. If you have a really big kiwi use a big spoon and if it’s little use a little spoon. Test the size of the spoon holding it up to the side of the fruit.

Push the spoon in between the skin and the flesh. Work the spoon around until you get all the way around.

Rotate to the other side and do the process all over again. Now you have peeled a kiwi in a quick and easy step with a spoon.

Now that you have peeled the kiwi and you are not sure how to cut it, I have you covered with my how to cut a kiwi post.

I also have a post on the best way to store a kiwi. If you really enjoy them then you want them to stay fresh and not overripen.

Now there is another way to peel the fruit and that is with a vegetable peeler. I personally don’t recommend it.

A lot of times it just is not sharp enough when the fruit is ripe and you cause damage to the kiwi.

How to peel a kiwi with a knife

  1. just like peeling the kiwi skin with a spoon you want to start off with washing the fruit.
  2. Cut both ends off and put the kiwi on one end on a cutting board.
  3. Slowly work around the kiwi and remove the skin with a paring knife.

How to peel a kiwi with a peeler

  1. Just like the rest you want to wash the fruit first.
  2. Put the kiwi on one end on a cutting board or hold it in your hand as if you were cradling an egg.
  3. Slowly peel the skin off with a peeler. Like I said before the peeler needs to be extremely sharp or you will drag the skin of the fruit.

Benefits of a kiwi fruit

Kiwi fruit is incredibly healthy for you. They provide a huge source of vitamin C in such a small fruit. It is also known to have anti-inflammatory effects on the body and it can also help with free radicals in the body.

I try to buy organic kiwi fruit if I can. I do not believe it is part of the dirty dozen so you might not be so worried about the pesticides etc. Whenever I can I try to buy organic.

Yes, typically but you can eat the fruit with the skin on. A lot of the vitamin C that is in fruit is in the skin. I am not a fan of this skin and the texture but I suppose you could.

I skin of a kiwi has a fuzzy texture that not a lot of people would enjoy.

Ripening a kiwi is the process of turning it from green to brown. The best way to ripen a kiwi is by placing it in the refrigerator for about 1 week.

However, if you are impatient and want to speed up the process, you can place it in a paper bag for about 3 days.

A kiwi is a berry, not a fruit that grows on trees and has hard, greenish-brown skin. The inside of the kiwi is light brown and fleshy with a large edible seed and a soft, hairy covering.

Kiwi fruit is often eaten whole or sliced into sections.

How to Peel a Kiwi

Learn how to peel a kiwi in 3 simple steps. I am going to show you how easy this is to do with a spoon. Now it is not necessary to peel a kiwi fruit before you eat it but most people do.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 1
Calories 1 kcal


  • 1 whole kiwi fruit
  • 1 pinch salt optional


  • Wash the kiwi fruit and then pat it dry.
  • Slice the ends of and cut out the stem that is at one end.
  • Take your spoon and slide it in on one end in between the skin and the fruit. Slowly work your spoon around the kiwi taking the skin away from the fruit.
    Flip the kiwi over to the other end and repeat the step above until the skin is completely detached. Now it is ready to eat!
  • Now it is ready to eat! You can slice it, dice it, cube it.


Tip: Watch my how to peel a kiwi fruit video above in the post, it is a visual step by step guide!


Serving: 1gCalories: 1kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSodium: 39mgSugar: 1gVitamin C: 1mg
Keyword How To Peel A Kiwi, how to peel a kiwi with a spoon
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