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Feb. 3rd, 2017 | 12:38 pm

A while ago I was talking to kalogrenant about kiwifruits, and he was very surprised to hear about the way I eat them — whole, with the skin and everything, as you would an apple.

This isn't very common from all I know. Most people either peel them with a kitchen knife and cut them into wedges or slices, or alternatively cut them in half and spoon them out. (Some even use special kiwifruit spoons with serrated edges.)

I used to do this, too, but I found that it's time-consuming, messy, and above all unnecessary. Wash the fruit, and it's fine to eat whole.

Still, I know it's probably not common, so I'm curious:

Poll #2062410 How do you eat kiwifruits?

How do you eat kiwifruits?

Peel 'em
2(15.4%)
Cut 'em in half, spoon 'em
5(38.5%)
Just wash 'em and eat 'em, skin and all
1(7.7%)
Other
5(38.5%)

If "other", leave a comment below!

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allaboutweather

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from: allaboutweather
date: Feb. 3rd, 2017 02:39 pm (UTC)
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I don't think I ever ate a kiwi. DX

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Feb. 3rd, 2017 02:45 pm (UTC)
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Really? Give 'em a try, they're quite nice actually.

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allaboutweather

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from: allaboutweather
date: Feb. 4th, 2017 03:45 am (UTC)
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I'll do so sometime. :)

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Ysengrin Blackpaw

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from: ysengrin
date: Feb. 3rd, 2017 05:53 pm (UTC)
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Slice 'em into disks and eat with skin :)

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Feb. 3rd, 2017 09:02 pm (UTC)
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Ooh, interesting combination! I'd have guessed that everyone who cuts or slices them would also remove the skin. Goes to show how much variety there really is out there! (Kiwifruit- or otherwise.)

Edited at 2017-02-03 09:04 pm (UTC)

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Canis Rufus

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from: canisrufus_uk
date: Feb. 3rd, 2017 09:28 pm (UTC)
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Cut the top off and eat it with a teaspoon like a soft boiled egg.

I'm sure there's nothing wrong with eating the skin, I just don't find the texture of the skin pleasant. Same with peaches and Conference pears. Like the fruit, but the texture of the skin is... eh.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Feb. 3rd, 2017 09:42 pm (UTC)
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Mmm, I actually never ate the skin myself either. My mother always used to slice them (peeled), if putting them on the breakfast table on weekends as fruit, or cut them in half and put them on a plate with a spoon, if they were for a specific person during dinner.

I did the same thing for the longest time, but last year, while eating some figs (which also have a skin that not everyone finds pleasant but which is quite edible), I asked myself, why am I not eating the skin on kiwifruits anyway?

I tried, and I never looked back. :) It's an odd feeling at first, but I like it better this way.

(I also eat peaches this way. Don't think I've had Conference pears yet, Abate Fetel is the most common cultivar here.)

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suzidragonlady

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from: suzidragonlady
date: Feb. 4th, 2017 08:27 am (UTC)
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Halbiert und mit Löffel ;)
Aber meine Tante hat Kiwis auch manchmal so ganz gegessen, wenn kein "Werkzeug" in der Nähe war. Ich muss die "Haare" nicht haben darum esse ich die mit Löffel.
Sonst esse ich eigentlich Obst eher mit Haut, Pfirsiche, Äpfel, Feigen, Birnen etc.
Aber ich finde die Gold Kiwis noch besser als die Grünen (die haben auch kaum Haare und eine dünnere Schale, die müsste man noch besser im ganzen essen können eigentlich, habe ich bei denen aber auch nie probiert).

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Feb. 4th, 2017 10:34 am (UTC)
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Ja, die goldenen kann man noch einfacher mit Schale essen! Ich finde die eigentlich auch leckerer als die grünen, aber meistens sind sie doch ein Ende teurer, deshalb kaufe ich eher die grünen.

Ich glaube, so ziemlich das einzige Obst, daß ich schäle, sind Bananen. Naja, und bei Melonen würde ich die Schale auch nicht mitessen, aber ich die mag ich sowieso nicht so gern. ^^

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moonhare

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from: mondhasen
date: Feb. 4th, 2017 11:26 am (UTC)
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I tried a kiwi (fruit, not the bird) once: It was like an acid-dipped strawberry! Really, it was so tart it hurt. That said, I sliced a wedge out and ate it up to the skin.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Feb. 4th, 2017 11:35 am (UTC)
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Hmm, interesting. The green ones can be quite tart, but if it was THAT tart it might just have been unripe.

If you see the yellow (or "golden", as they're called) ones for sale, give those a try, they're much sweeter and mellower than the green ones. The skin on those is also thinner and less hairy, and more people eat those whole.

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Lucius

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from: ducktapeddonkey
date: Feb. 4th, 2017 03:21 pm (UTC)
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I tried eating the skin once. Unpleasant. I wouldn't recommend it.

Kiwis are tasty though. They pair nicely with bananas too for a quick little power snack.

I still try to avoid all sugar, so I don't eat them that often anymore. But as a kid, they were my favourite.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Feb. 4th, 2017 06:38 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, banana and kiwifruit is a nice combination. Myself, I don't mind the skin, though; it takes some getting used to, but I wouldn't call it unpleasant as such, and I think that the "unusual" feeling is just social conditioning. If we all always ate kiwifruits with their skin we wouldn't think it tasted weird.

You're trying to avoid all sugar, even in fruits? I'm curious — why?

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Lucius

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from: ducktapeddonkey
date: Feb. 5th, 2017 02:14 pm (UTC)
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A few years ago I discovered that much of my tummy troubles were related to something called SIBO. ( I self diagnosed, my doctor never figured it out )

Sugars feed the wayward bacteria that have migrated into the small intestine. When they eat, they produce gas. But in the small intestine that gas has nowhere to go, so you get discomfort and bloating. ( and a bunch of other symptoms )

There's a pretty long list of foods that I generally try to avoid, or at least eat less of.

I miss eating a lot of that stuff. But I'm much healthier and happier for not.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Feb. 5th, 2017 02:37 pm (UTC)
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Ah, right. Sorry to hear you can't eat fruit anymore then — but good to hear you're feeling better now.

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Schneelocke

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from: schnee
date: Apr. 16th, 2017 08:56 pm (UTC)
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Interesting, I'd not considered doing that at all. Do you also spit out the skin when eating apples and other such fruits?

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