I’ve loved kiwifruit ever since it was introduced in the US in the early sixties. It was originally called Chinese Gooseberries, but apparently the importers didn’t think that name would sell. Anyway, with its gorgeous green colored flesh with tiny black seeds, it’s one of the prettiest additions to any fruit salad, and its creamy texture and sweet but tangy flavor make it a great addition from a taste perspective as well. Not only that, but The World’s Healthiest Foods site says: “Kiwifruit is an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin K as well as a very good source of copper and dietary fiber. It is also a good source of vitamin E, potassium, folate, and manganese.” So it’s healthy, too.
But somewhere along the way, I just stopped eating them. Why, you may ask. The answer is that they were just too difficult to deal with. The thin skin doesn’t peel off easily, and if you do get it off, the flesh is slippery and ends up on the floor more times that I’d like to recount. Now maybe I’m just a kitchen klutz, but my guess is that many others have had similar experiences. That’s why I was so excited when one of our favorite vendors came out with a Kiwi Tool that completely simplifies the job of releasing the flesh from the skin!
The sturdy, stainless steel wires perfectly peel and quarter your kiwi with one easy motion. Just cut your kiwi in half, push the wires into the soft fruit down to the skin, and then twist: the fruit completely releases from the skin!. And the pieces are ideally sized for fruit salads and snacks.
We’re now eating kiwi again and loving it … and we think you will, too. This is indeed a Cool Tool!
- 3”/7.6cm diameter x 3”/7.6cm height
- Easy-grasp handle
- Plastic and stainless steel
- BPA free
- Dishwasher safe