Picture of How to Peel a Kiwi using a Spoon
Anyone who has ever peeled a kiwi, either for slicing or just plain eating, knows that it can be a sticky, prickly, headache. This demonstrates how simple it can be to peel one quickly and easily with a spoon.

Step 1: Why a Spoon?

Picture of Why a Spoon?
Lets first take a look at methods of peeling a kiwi:

Peeler = using a peeler often smashes the fruit, it is time consuming, and leaves those prickly hairs every where.
Fingers= using your fingers is a sticky mess, leaving juice dripping down your sleeves, and chunks of peel sticking to your fingers.
Spoon=using a spoon is fast, relatively mess free, keeps the fruit intact, and doesn't shave all those pesky prickly hairs off. 

So let's perform this magic trick...
OsakaKittyKat5 months ago

Why peel? Do it the NZ way and eat with skin.

  1. The kiwifruit skin is completely edible and makes this nutrient-dense fruit even more nutritious! A recent study shows that eating the skintriples the fiber intake compared to merely eating the flesh. And by not peeling the skin, you preserve much of the vitamin C content as well.
mygibzone (author)  OsakaKittyKat5 months ago

You are absolutely correct! I agree, that is the way to go. I do eat it with the skin on occasionally as well. It's mainly for cosmetic purposes when they will be displayed :)

Lord_Vek2 years ago
Very useful and clever my friend. Thanks!
SaucyMouth3 years ago
Love this tip! Can't wait to try it! Thanks
MicioGatta3 years ago
Great :D!
I recently bought a new home and it has a kiwi tree in the garden :) I alway ate kiwis cutting them in the middle and eating the fruit with a spoon directly from the peel.
ltdaria3 years ago
Wow, my friend does this but he can't get to the skin as close as you do!
mygibzone (author)  ltdaria3 years ago
I like kiwis, so I'm well rehearsed! ;)
Awesome! Looks so easy!
mopm3 years ago
I like this, awesome kiwi!
Gorski_Song3 years ago
Funny. I tried peeling a kiwi with a spoon for the first time just 2 days ago.
mygibzone (author)  Gorski_Song3 years ago
Did it work well for you? Cuz I think it's da-bomb.
davin_x3 years ago
I've tried the spoon trick (in fact some kiwi's sold come with something that I can only call a spork, though Zespri calls it a Spife --> http://zesprikiwi.com/home-consumers/zespri-kiwifruit/cut-scoop/spife). Every try has ended up with either a squished kiwi, kiwi with 'fur' all over.

Will be keen on trying this soon to see if it works.
mygibzone (author)  davin_x3 years ago
Really? I just use one of my regular kitchen spoons, and it works AWESOME every time. Is the one they provide plastic? I've never tried plastic but I would imagine it wouldn't sweep the inside as nicely because it would be too flexible. Give it a try my way and let me know. :)
The Zespri version is a firm plastic, the knife portion works pretty well. My biggest issue is mostly either me applying too much pressure and squashing the fruit, or just making a mess with the 'fur' all over the fruit and I have to wash it for hours :)
mygibzone (author)  mygibzone3 years ago
I just looked at theirs and noticed they say to cut the kiwi in half. I only cut the end off off mine. That may make the difference because I would think it would work better to have more of the skin holding the spoon against the fruit.
mygibzone (author) 3 years ago
I've always loved kiwis but I love them even more now that I can eat them mess free.
Fantastic! I've been eating kiwi since I was very young, but I've never seen it done this way. :)