YES! You read that correctly, you can, in fact, eat the skin of a kiwi fruit!
As a busy working mother of three, I am always looking for ways to save time, mess and increase nutrition. I came across this tidbit of information a few years ago from one of my store tour customers while walking through the produce section. I was in the middle of describing how to quickly eat a kiwi by slicing it in half and scooping out the fruit, when he excitedly interrupted me by saying:
“You know, you can save some time by just eating the skin.”.
Wait, what?!?!? I was flabbergasted. And anyone that knows me, knows that doesn’t happen easily. Like most people, the thought of eating a kiwi skin hadn’t even crossed my mind. I mean, have you seen the fuzz on a kiwi?
But lo and behold, I tried it and it changed my life! Kiwifruit has always been that fruit that I only buy if I am making fruit pizza. Because to peel a kiwi and cut it up can be a nuisance. Even with the cut and scoop method, I still hesitated to buy kiwi. But not anymore!
If you know me, you know that one of my favorite hashtags is #efficientnotlazy. After all, I am a busy, working mother of three. I’m willing to do the work when necessary, but will take any shortcuts that I can get. So, to eat a kiwi for maximum time savings and nutrition, simply cut the ends off, and cut into 4-6 pieces. You can can eat it plain, add to a fruit salad, or even to your next cup of yogurt. It doesn’t matter, just give it a try. I promise you will be pleasantly surprised!