Kiwi: What to do with this fuzzy, brown fruit

By Amanda Rose | Half Pint Fun

Nov 19

Kiwi: What to do with this fuzzy, brown fruitWhat do you do with this strange, fuzzy brown fruit? What you definitely don’t want to do is simply take a big ole bite out of that. A friend of mine did that once and it is memorable. The skin is fuzzy and scratchy and just leaves a rough sensation in your mouth. It actually could ruin you on kiwis.

This is a “scoop and eat” fruit. Slice it in half and scoop out the fruit. The Half Pints show you how in the video below. Other considerations are eating it when it’s ripe (at the risk of being overly obvious). It’s ripe when soft. It’s over-ripe when wrinkly.

Kiwi is a vitamin-rich fruit and those vitamins also peak when the fruit is ripe and then will begin to decline as it wrinkles and becomes over-ripe.

Kiwi grows in our area and so we have pretty good access to it in the fall during its harvest. We tend to eat it on yogurt and cottage cheese — it’s flavor really shines against the dairy products. It is a good addition to a fruit salad with its green color and dark seeds. Most of the time, however, I simply eat it by itself.

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