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A tip for those eating whole kiwifruits.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 20, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Eating the whole fruit is great. The skin is tangy and delicious.

However, scrubbing the hairs off of each kiwi is time consuming and annoying. I usually use a wet sponge or a wet paper towel.

I have found a better way!

A completely dry sponge is the secret to removing the stinging hairs from the fruit. It gets them much smoother than a wet sponge, and takes about half the time. I now have a dedicated dry sponge just for kiwis.

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on July 31, 2013
at 05:26 PM

What is your basis for this statement? Source?

Cfe88f41d0f90c6355a58eddbe78c9f8

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on September 21, 2012
at 10:55 PM

Just to add another tip, if you like kiwi skins but don't want to deal with the hairs, try golden kiwis. They're a little bit more yellow in color and oblong in shape, usually smaller and a little less tart.

7953637a2b9df25a5473a4a086e730f0

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on September 21, 2012
at 03:40 PM

Strange, the hairs seem to penetrate my tongue and cause lasting pain for a few hours. This is even after scrubbing with a wet sponge (not as effective at removing them all).

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

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on September 20, 2012
at 10:04 PM

LOL @ pubes and teefs. It is a terrible problem when you have braces.

6b365c14c646462210f3ef6b6fecace1

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on September 20, 2012
at 09:48 PM

I hate it when they get all up in my teefs

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on September 20, 2012
at 05:31 PM

I actually enjoyed this tip, but you might want to rephrase as a question or it will get closed.

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on September 20, 2012
at 05:04 PM

LOL! Kiwi pubes...

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0a9ad4e577fe24a6b8aafa1dd7a50c79

on September 20, 2012
at 04:04 PM

Kiwi pubes are definitely worth removing.

6b365c14c646462210f3ef6b6fecace1

(1784)

on September 20, 2012
at 09:48 PM

I hate it when they get all up in my teefs

Fd70d71f4f8195c3a098eda4fc817d4f

(8014)

on September 20, 2012
at 05:04 PM

LOL! Kiwi pubes...

61f9349ad28e3c42d1cec58ba4825a7d

(10490)

on September 20, 2012
at 10:04 PM

LOL @ pubes and teefs. It is a terrible problem when you have braces.

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3228f776e86815bf674a672fc312c4ff

on September 20, 2012
at 04:17 PM

I've read that the skins are loaded with anti-nutrients so I just peel it off and eat the green.

9aa4046713d6cd5dbf3220d913a178a0

(159)

on July 31, 2013
at 05:26 PM

What is your basis for this statement? Source?

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1ab7ccb9520dddd0777db88e74ca0bed

on September 20, 2012
at 04:48 PM

I just give it a quick rinse and eat it. The hairy skin doesn't bother me.

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Cfe88f41d0f90c6355a58eddbe78c9f8

on September 21, 2012
at 12:24 AM

I used to eat the skins, but then I found that the tartness bothered my teeth. Same thing with lemon peels (I used to slice up lemons and eat the slices whole, skin and all). I don't know why, but now they set my teeth on edge just like pineapples, so I just cut the skins off now. I never much minded the hairs on kiwi, but a good tip for those that need it.

Cfe88f41d0f90c6355a58eddbe78c9f8

(868)

on September 21, 2012
at 10:55 PM

Just to add another tip, if you like kiwi skins but don't want to deal with the hairs, try golden kiwis. They're a little bit more yellow in color and oblong in shape, usually smaller and a little less tart.

7953637a2b9df25a5473a4a086e730f0

(145)

on September 21, 2012
at 03:40 PM

Strange, the hairs seem to penetrate my tongue and cause lasting pain for a few hours. This is even after scrubbing with a wet sponge (not as effective at removing them all).

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