Kiwis might be tiny, but they pack a serious punch when it comes to vitamins, minerals and, of course, taste. However, if kiwis had one major weakness, it’s got to be their appearance. Something about hair on fruits just doesn’t sit well with Team Edible. Because of that, we wanted to show you how to add a little beauty to your kiwis with a simple, 6-step cutting guide.
What you’ll need:
- One kiwi
- One paring knife
- Orient the kiwi so the bottom faces you and the top points away from you.
- Hold the kiwi steady with one thumb on the bottom and your index and middle finger on the top.
- Take your paring knife and insert it 45° off the center line* of the kiwi. Make sure you don’t insert the knife past the core of the fruit.
- Once you’ve made your first cut, remove the knife and make a new cut right next to the first. This time, your cut’s angle should be equal and opposite to the first cut you made. In other words, your first two cuts should create a V shape in the kiwi.
- Continue to insert your paring knife across the kiwi’s center line with equal and opposite 45° angles until you’ve circled the kiwi completely.
- Pull the kiwi halves apart to reveal a beautiful, crowned kiwi.
All that’s left for you to do is marvel at your kiwi’s beauty…and eat it. If you’d like to take things a step further (just like the video), turn your kiwi crown into a kiwi flower. To do this, just take each point on the crown of your kiwi and peel its skin back to create a blooming effect. Make sure to visit our blog regularly for more quick and easy guides like this one, and good luck beating the heat in the summer months ahead.
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*To determine the center line, figure out the halfway point of your kiwi when it’s held vertically. Once you’ve determined the halfway point, imagine a line that wraps itself around the kiwi’s body from left to right. That circular line is the “center line.”