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Feb 15, 2009 09:32 AM

Anyone eat kiwi with the skin?

Recently been eating it with the skin on. Wash just before eating and just take a big bite. Any one else do this? I guess the skin is very good for you. Any other edible skins out there that I don't know about?

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  1. Been doing that for years.
    I used to peel (kinda messy), then saw a show where they simply eat it like an apple. At first it seemed weird, taking a bite outta that hairy, fuzzy thing. But then again almost like a peach, right.
    Once you do it, it seems perfectly normal...and less messy!

    Lotsa people refuse to eat the skin of a baked portato - I think its the best part.

    Remember reading about a two-man survey team in early Alaska. They had to be quite independant so captured quite a bit of their food.
    They almost starved to death, and it was at this time, they decided to cook rabbits as the locals did - directly into the fire, no gutting, no skinning. Who woulda thought, edible rabbit skin {;-/)

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    1. re: porker

      *dated, but since it got dredged up*
      "At first it seemed weird, taking a bite outta that hairy, fuzzy thing" - Another one of those threads that sounds like it's going south...err...I mean double entendre...anyway, as long as it's sweet and juicy, who cares about alittle fuzz

      1. re: porker

        Don't potato skins at least offer iron?

        I eat kiwis with the skin, yet can't get around a peach's 5- o'clock shadow. That's the next goal.

      2. It's way easier to eat kiwis this way, altho I do scrub a little of the hair off, first.

        1. When I first read this post, I thought Wow! you must come from a magical background....... I can see where washing the kiwi first would make it less fuzzy and easier to swallow, so I will try it -- it'll save me the trouble of peeling them in the future, not to mention the nutritional benefit. I like kumquat skins raw, the other citrus skins are good candied or cooked in savory dishes. There is lots of flavor in skins of things, much to explore!

          1. Not peeling saves so much! Much less waste, and no slippery little things to shoot out of your hand and onto the floor. I don't eat the hard belly button thing though.

            Just thought if even a few people thought to try it, it was worth posting.

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            1. re: scuzzo

              I always eat kiwi with the skin as well, and baked potatoes. Now cucumbers are being served with the skins on, which I can tolerate as long as they are thinly sliced, but when they are big slices I don't like that. At least partially skin them.

            2. I always eat my kiwi without peeling it.....that's where all the vitamins are.