Peeling kiwi fruit was something that eluded me for the longest time. I couldn't figure out if it was done using a knife, like when supreming a grapefruit, or if there was some other magical method of removing the fuzzy brown skin and leaving the beautiful green flesh intact.
I remember when I discovered this method that I was in awe of the genius who figured this out. Sadly, I cannot remember where or from who I learned this method. I'll just send a big thank you into the universe and hope it finds its way to the right person.
You might already know this trick, you might not - I just know that once I figured this one out it was much less tedious preparing those fruit salads...
First, cut off both ends of the fruit.
Then place it on it's end and insert the tip of a teaspoon into the flesh right next to the skin.
Work the curve of the spoon all the way around the fruit, trying to stay as close to the skin as possible without breaking through it. The spoon is going to reach about half-way down.
Flip the kiwi over and repeat until the skin is worked loose all the way around.
The skin should just slide right off, though you might have to use the spoon again to release any place missed the first time around.
Or, if you're like me and always seem to puncture the skin, you can just peel it off.
Then slice into rounds and you're done. Perfectly round, skinless kiwi, ready to toss into whatever fruity concoction requires it.
This is a nutritional estimate, regard it as such.
1 large kiwi fruit = 1 serving
14 g carbohydrates
.5 g fat
1 g protein
plus each kiwi possesses nearly 150% of the RDA of Vitamin C