Discover the secret of how to cut a kiwi with ease! We’ll show you how to slice it into perfect rounds, quarters, and cubes, and even how to create fun star shapes. Plus, we’ll share a simple spoon method to help you scoop out every bit of this sweet, tangy berry.

Whole kiwis, kiwi wedges, and star shaped kiwi on a marble cutting board.

What Are Kiwis?

Kiwi, also known as kiwifruit or Chinese gooseberry, is a type of fruit native to China and Taiwan. You can also find them growing for commercial use in New Zealand and California. 

It may come as a surprise, but kiwis are actually a type of berry! They are round, with fuzzy brown skin and a bright green or yellow center with little black seeds.

The fruit is juicy, sweet, just slightly tart, and loaded with health benefits. Even better, you can use it in a variety of recipes like smoothies, fruit salads, juices, baked goods, or just eat it on its own. 

What Do Kiwis Taste Like?

When ripe, kiwis are sweet, acidic, and a little tangy. Some people compare their flavor to that of pineapple, strawberries, and bananas. 

Are Kiwis Good for You? 

Yes, tiny but mighty, kiwis are extremely nutritious! For example, kiwis are:

  • Low in calories
  • A good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin E, and Vitamin K
  • Rich in fiber, magnesium, and potassium.

How to Tell When a Kiwi is Ripe

You’ll know a kiwi is ripe when it feels soft to the touch, not firm. It should give just slightly when squeezed but not be completely soft or mushy. 

Do You Peel a Kiwi Before Cutting It? 

Most people prefer to peel the skin off or simply leave it uneaten, but you don’t have to! Kiwi skin is completely edible and safe to eat. 

How to Cut a Kiwi

Technically, you could eat a kiwi like an apple, biting right in. However, we’ve got you covered with an easier and more convenient way to eat them! The cutting methods below use a knife or a spoon to suit all needs and skill levels.

Knife 

For a quick and easy method, we love to just use a sharp knife. Cut your kiwi into rounds, quarters, or wedges depending on your preferences. 

Rounds

  1. Slice off both ends of the fruit. 
  2. If desired, peel the kiwi with a knife, vegetable peeler, or a spoon. 
  3. Starting on one end, slice crosswise, creating circles as thick or thin as you prefer. 

Quarters

  1. Slice off both ends of the fruit, and peel off the skin, if desired. 
  2. Stand the kiwi upright, and slice it in half lengthwise
  3. Lay each half on its side, and slice them in half again lengthwise
  4. Make crosswise cuts down each piece, creating quarters. 

Cubes

  1. Slice off both ends and peel the skin off, if desired. 
  2. Standing the kiwi upright, make vertical cuts, holding the fruit together. 
  3. Rotate the kiwi, and make cuts in the opposite direction, creating columns. 
  4. Place the kiwi on its side, and create crosswise cuts, creating cubes. 

Star Shaped

  1. Place the kiwi on a cutting board, and use a knife to make diagonal cuts about halfway through the fruit. 
  2. Continue to do this, making connecting diagonal cuts all the way around the fruit. 
  3. Pull the halves apart, and enjoy. 

Spoon 

  1. Slice off both ends of the kiwi, and slice the fruit in half
  2. Insert a spoon at the edge of the kiwi, with the backside facing the skin. 
  3. Carefully, slide the spoon around the green flesh of the fruit.
  4. Remove the skin, use the spoon to scoop out the flesh, and enjoy right away. Or, slice it into rounds, quarters, or cubes. 
Skinless kiwi chunks on a marble cutting board.

How Long Does a Cut Kiwi Last?  

Once cut, store kiwi in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2-3 days. Or, transfer it to the freezer for up to six months

Ways to Use Kiwi Fruit

Kiwi is super tasty all on its own! However, it also makes for a vibrant, tasty addition to a variety of recipes — here are just a few ideas for inspiration: 

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Whole kiwis, kiwi wedges, and star shaped kiwi on a cutting board.

How to Cut a Kiwi

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Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 1 serving
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Learn how to cut a kiwi into rounds, quarters, cubes, and stars, how to store it, and how to use this sweet, tangy fruit!

Ingredients  

  • 1 Kiwi

Instructions 

  • Slice off both ends of the kiwi.
    1 Kiwi
  • Peel off the skin using a knife, vegetable peeler, or spoon, if desired.

Rounds

  • Starting on one end, slice crosswise, creating circles as thick or thin as you prefer.

Quarters

  • Stand the kiwi upright, and slice it in half lengthwise.
  • Lay each half on its side, and slice them in half again lengthwise.
  • Make crosswise cuts down each piece, creating quarters.

Cubes

  • Standing the kiwi upright, make vertical cuts, holding the fruit together.
  • Rotate the kiwi, and make cuts in the opposite direction, creating columns.
  • Place the kiwi on its side, and slice crosswise cuts, creating cubes.

Star Shaped

  • Place the kiwi on a cutting board, and use a knife to make diagonal cuts about halfway through the fruit.
  • Continue to do this, making connecting diagonal cuts all the way around the fruit.
  • Pull the halves apart, and enjoy.

Spoon

  • Slice off both ends of the kiwi, and slice the fruit in half.
  • Insert a spoon at the edge of the kiwi, with the backside facing the skin.
  • Carefully, slide the spoon all the way around the fruit.
  • Remove the pulp from the skin, and enjoy right away. Or, slice it into rounds, quarters, or cubes.

Notes

Storage: Keep cut kiwi in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three to four days or in the freezer for up to six months. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.03g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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