kiwi fruit skin is high in phenolic compounds, such as flavanoids, which have antioxidant properties... good stuff for your own skin! Flavanoids, as in kiwi skin, have potential anticancer, antiinflammatory and antiallergenic properties. This is interesting in light of the growing body of literature citing allergies to kiwi fruit itself--they make no mention of the skin portion of the fruit, not sure why.

At any rate, on top of all this great stuff, kiwi skin also is known, as are many fruits, for being a source of insoluble fiber, which is great for your digestive tract.

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Do you eat the skin on a kiwi?
kiwi fruit skin is high in phenolic compounds, such as flavanoids, which have antioxidant properties... good stuff for your own skin! Flavanoids, as in kiwi skin, have potential anticancer, antiinflammatory and antiallergenic properties. This is interesting in light of the growing body of literature citing allergies to kiwi fruit itself--they make no mention of the skin portion of the fruit, not sure why.

At any rate, on top of all this great stuff, kiwi skin also is known, as are many fruits, for being a source of insoluble fiber, which is great for your digestive tract.

Lachance, P, Sloan, AE. Fruits in preventative health and disease treatment: nutritional ranking and patient recommendations. Abstract published in the Am J Clin Nutr 1997;16.


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13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 1/28/09 - 10:18:32 AM EST (GMT-5)
I always have since I was a kid. I was just about to eat one just now and I thought it'd make a good YT question. Especially since I don't know anyone outside of my own family who eat it.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 1/28/09 - 10:29:39 AM EST (GMT-5)
no, but I'll try it next time I have one. I had no idea you could eat the skin, it seems like it would be too tough.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 1/28/09 - 10:41:27 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't, the fuzziness grosses me out too much. That's also why I don't eat peaches.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 1/28/09 - 10:42:44 AM EST (GMT-5)
No WAY. I've always wondered how someone could bear to eat the skin. It's all fuzzy. Eww.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 1/28/09 - 11:16:50 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 1/28/09 - 10:42:44 AM mongrel wrote:
No WAY. I've always wondered how someone could bear to eat the skin. It's all fuzzy. Eww.

yeah. i totally agree with you. the skin is gross.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 1/28/09 - 1:08:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think the skin is too sour, in a bitter way. Also, the fuzziness doesn't make it more tempting.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 1/28/09 - 2:40:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
it's easier to just eat the skin with the fruit than it is to try and peel the skin off. You waste less of the fruit that way.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 1/28/09 - 5:11:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 1/28/09 - 2:40:35 PM pedalmetal wrote:
it's easier to just eat the skin with the fruit than it is to try and peel the skin off. You waste less of the fruit that way.


If one uses a spoon, the fruit scoops out from the peel rather nicely...

13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 1/28/09 - 5:39:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, i dont eat kiwi itself
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 1/28/09 - 6:25:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, I don't. I rarely eat kiwi.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 1/28/09 - 7:12:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
"At any rate, on top of all this great stuff, kiwi skin also is known, as are many fruits, for being a source of insoluble fiber, which is great for your digestive tract."

So is that just like the pulp of oranges then? If so, I could give it a try next time I buy kiwi.

To answer the question, never eaten the skin but am up to try anything.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 1/28/09 - 9:13:55 PM EST (GMT-5)
I've never eaten kiwi, so my answer is obviously no.
But if/when I do eat it, I will eat the skin
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 1/28/09 - 9:19:35 PM EST (GMT-5)
No way, I didn't even know you could
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Wednesday 1/28/09 - 10:06:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
I eat it - it's yummy. But I always scrape the fuxx off first otherwise it really irritates my tongue
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 1/29/09 - 1:16:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
Oh wow.
I really want some kiwi right now.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 1/29/09 - 1:33:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Wednesday 1/28/09 - 10:06:28 PM dimitri wrote:
I eat it - it's yummy. But I always scrape the fuxx off first otherwise it really irritates my tongue


How do you scrape the fuzz off?
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 1/29/09 - 1:53:35 AM EST (GMT-5)
Nope......But it sounds good for my health.lol...Should I...Besides I feel wierd eating hary fruit....=/
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 1/29/09 - 2:14:59 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, It is too fuzzy.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 1/29/09 - 7:06:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think I could eat it normally, but it probably wouldn't be too bad in a smoothie.
13 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 1/29/09 - 7:09:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. It actually tastes pretty good, i'd say.
13 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Thursday 2/12/09 - 11:53:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
no. i dont like the texture
13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 3/4/09 - 4:18:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, I never even knew you were supposed to.
13 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Wednesday 3/4/09 - 6:15:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
Nahh, I like kivi better without skin.



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