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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.

This fruit is packed with all kinds of goodness for you and your body!

Video – How to peel a kiwi


  • kiwi fruit


  • chef knife
  • cutting board
  • spoon

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

Let jump into the best way to peel this incredible 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.

If your not looking to eat them quickly you can always store kiwi fruit.

1. Wash the kiwi

a kiwi fruit being washed

Run the 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 pairing knife to just cut out just the stem.

3. Peel with a spoon

kiwi fruit being peeled with a spoon

Pick out a spoon the best fits the shape of the fruit. 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 easy step with a spoon.

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

I also have a post on how to peel ginger and you also use a spoon, you should check it out.

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.

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 fan of this skin and the texture but I suppose you could.

There are so many different ways to eat a kiwi. Some of the most common ways are…

  • Peel it and slice it and eat.
  • Scoop in out of the skin and eat.
  • Eat it whole with the skin on.

Benefits of a kiwi fruit

Kiwi fruit are incredibly healthy for you. They provide a huge source of vitamin C in such a small fruit. It is also know to have ant-inflammatory effects to 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.

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 mins
Cook Time 1 min
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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