How to Prepare Kiwi


Named for a bird, the kiwi fruit, also known as a Chinese gooseberry, does not look very tasty at first glance. Its fuzzy brown skin prevents many from trying this egg-shaped fruit, but once cut, the interior reveals a succulent, sweet flesh. Sporting a bright green color and speckled with tiny edible seeds, preparing a kiwi requires no cooking. You can eat all parts of the kiwi fruit, even the skin and seeds. These only add to the fiber content of the kiwi fruit. ,

Step 1

Choose kiwi fruit which "give" slightly to a gentle thumb press for optimal flavor and ripeness.

Step 2

Cut the kiwi in half using a paring knife, lengthwise.

Step 3

Scoop the fruit out of the skin with a spoon.

Step 4

Alternatively, thoroughly wash the skin of the whole kiwifruit and slice.

Step 5

Enjoy the kiwi in its natural state, as cooking diminishes its color and sweet-tart flavor. Toss it into a salad, on a fruit pizza or use chopped or sliced kiwi as a garnish for desserts or chicken or fish dishes.

Things You'll Need

  • Kiwi
  • Paring knife
  • Spoon


  • Slooping
  • Selecting Kiwi

Who Can Help

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Athena Hessong began her freelance writing career in 2004. She draws upon experiences and knowledge gained from teaching all high school subjects for seven years. Hessong earned a Bachelor's in Arts in history from the University of Houston and is a current member of the Society of Professional Journalists.