Alrighty, let me set the scene for you: you come home from grocery shopping and neatly store everything away in its appropriate place. You reach into the fridge and take out some fruit, looking to make a nice healthy snack. But where did you put that peeler? How do you even peel a pineapple? Are you supposed to peel tomatoes?
Coming down from that rollercoaster I just took you on, admit it: fruits are hard to peel sometimes. What may seem like silly questions about how to peel fruit are totally valid and we're here to answer all of them for you.
We've all had an apple at one point or another in our lives. They're great snacks when you're on the go, simple additions to baked goods, and an overall superfood. Reaping all the benefits of a juicy apple is easy as soon as you know how to peel one. There are a few methods you can try:
Bananas are an awesome fruit. They, too, can be added into baked goods or smoothies, and oftentimes they're just pretty great on their own. When news first broke out that you could peel a banana from the opposite end people just about lost their mind. But, it is a good way to do it!
Oranges are one of those fruits you want to be careful with when you're peeling them. Yes, you can use knives and such to get the job done but you also don't want to sacrifice any of the flesh or make a juicy mess all over your kitchen. Well, the good news is there are ways to peel an orange without the hassle.
This fruit can actually be peeled without a knife believe it or not. I mean, other fruits can as well, but a well-known method for peeling peaches is actually to omit knives altogether. The method is pretty simple too.
With a fruit this size, it can sometimes be hard to know where to begin with the peeling process. Sure we want to get to the flesh so we can make a delicious smoothie or candied mango, but how do we get in there? The skin is a bit rougher and it's not like a paring knife is going to cut it here. But it's actually not that complicated to peel a mango once you get the hang of it.
Avocados get a bad rap sometimes but that's not exactly fair. They're a superfood loaded with nutrients and vitamins and, hello, they're the star of the show when making a good guacamole. But we want to care for our avocados and the way to do that is to peel them gently to ensure we have the flesh and nothing else when making dinner. There are a few ways to peel an avocado properly.
Who even wants to peel tomatoes, am I right? Well, actually no, I'm not right because peeling tomatoes is a crucial step for those wanting to make a savory tomato sauce or even a nice Bloody Mary. So, break out the knives and a clean surface to work because here are the best methods for peeling tomatoes.
Good Lord, how do we even peel a pomegranate without making a mess all over the place? Some people don't even like peeling pomegranates because it crushes the seeds and then what's the point? Well, wherever you land on this debate, here are some of the ways you can peel and open one.
Pineapples can be used in a variety of different ways once you figure out how to peel the death trap spikes off of its flesh and the top of its head. It might seem a little daunting at first, but there is a pretty simple way to do it.
The final fruit on our list is the kiwi. I had a pretty fun time as a kid pretending the kiwi had hair... and then I started giving them names and my mom thought it was weird. The fuzzy skin might have been appeasing to play with, but it's no fun if you have to eat it. There's a simple way to remove it, though.
Phew. There you go, folks. This extensive guide on how to peel just about every fruit you could ever want will surely help you in the kitchen when you're craving a snack. No method is too difficult to figure out and soon you'll be peeling like a pro.