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To think you eat the skin of a kiwi?!

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TheChosenTwo Mon 27-Jan-20 20:39:52

Was going to put this in chat but thought I’d opt for the voting to get a clearer picture!
Dds and I eat the skin of the kiwi fruit. Dh and ds think we are weird. It’s much quicker, I’m sure it’s really nutritious and there’s less waste (okay, actually I just started eating the skin when I realised I was too lazy to bother peeling them).
I put it to you, good people of MN, AW(we)BU?

JingleCatJingle Mon 27-Jan-20 20:41:00


44PumpLane Mon 27-Jan-20 20:41:22

I eat kiwis like I would an apple..... Skin is an excellent source of fibre, and tasty!!

Tolleshunt Mon 27-Jan-20 20:41:28

Er, it’s bitter and unpleasantly furry, so no.....

Selfsettling3 Mon 27-Jan-20 20:41:35

No. Unless you are constipated.

cheeseandcrackers Mon 27-Jan-20 20:41:51

Just no! Too hairy..

DullPortraits Mon 27-Jan-20 20:42:08

I accidentally got a piece of the skin I didn't remove when peeling and it made my tongue feel sooo weird!! No way would i eat it purposely or a lot of it- but each to their own i guess lol

InSpaceNooneCanHearYouScream Mon 27-Jan-20 20:42:09

Ugh, no! It's all hairy envy

drivingtofrance Mon 27-Jan-20 20:42:34

Nah.. I couldn't eat something so hairy.

EarringsandLipstick Mon 27-Jan-20 20:42:44

Noooo! The hair 🤢

GummyGoddess Mon 27-Jan-20 20:42:49

What is wrong with you? Just no!

BinkyandBunty Mon 27-Jan-20 20:43:29

I own a kiwifruit peeler. The fact such a thing exists answers your question, OP wink

LeekMunchingSheepShagger Mon 27-Jan-20 20:43:35


DramaAlpaca Mon 27-Jan-20 20:43:54

No thanks confused

SunshineCake Mon 27-Jan-20 20:43:57

I just googled. apparently you can eat it. Fucks sake. My kids ate loads as youngsters. Hours I lost.

HerRoyalFattyness Mon 27-Jan-20 20:43:59

Urgh. Gross. Far too hairy

ScribblyGum Mon 27-Jan-20 20:44:00


Judgybitch Mon 27-Jan-20 20:44:09

Kiwi skin is an irritant isn't It? I doubt it's great for your innards if so. Would you eat banana skin for the same reasons??

MrsWednesdayteatime Mon 27-Jan-20 20:44:31

Noop, way too prickly to eat 😝

inmyshoos Mon 27-Jan-20 20:44:47

I like the skin too

Geoffreythecat Mon 27-Jan-20 20:44:51

Oh no thank you

Clevererthanyou Mon 27-Jan-20 20:45:51

I cut in half and scoop the guts out with a teaspoon ... sure everyone does, right? blush

Is that true about kiwi skin working for constipation?

DrDiva Mon 27-Jan-20 20:46:05

Kiwis do not eat the skin of kiwis.
Also, we call them kiwifruit, to save on the confusion. When I saw your title, I thought you meant the bird and I was most confused shock

glitterbiscuits Mon 27-Jan-20 20:46:17

No, no, no!

Valkarie Mon 27-Jan-20 20:46:38

They taste lovely with the fur removed. Just like peaches or beef. But furry food is a no from me.

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