Right Way to Peeling, Cutting and Zesting a Fresh Fruit

FRUIT: it’s sweet, delicious, and just the thing tomake your brunch complete. Here are a few tipsand techniques for getting the most out of yourfresh produce, from peeling to cutting to zesting.

When cutting a pineapple, the first step is to remove its thick, prickly outer skin. Start by putting the pineapple on its side on a cutting board. With a chef’s knife, slice off the pineapple top and a slice from the base. Stand the pineapple on the base and slice away the skin, following the natural curve of the sides. Make sure that the cuts are deep enough to remove the eyes, but not so deep that a great deal of edible flesh is removed. Once the pineapple is peeled, you can cut it into slices, chunks, etc.

To make it easier you can use Vacu Vin 4882350 Stainless Steel Pineapple Easy Slicer, pineapple slicer will peel, core, and slice a fresh pineapple in 30 seconds. Removes perfectly formed rings while leaving the core in the shell.

Melons can be peeled before or after cutting. To make the melon more stable as you work, cut a slice from both ends. After cutting the top and the bottom off of the melon, cut the rind away. Use a chef’s knife to follow the curve of the melon. Cut the melon in half and scoop out the seeds. Be careful not to gouge the flesh of the fruit. The melon can now be made into melon balls, cut into slices, or cut into cubes or diced.

You can use Vacu Vin Fruit Essentials. The Vacu Vin Fruit Essentials set consists of a Melon Slicer, Strawberry Huller, and Citrus Peeler. Everything that you need to prep your fresh fruits quickly and with less mess. All items are dishwasher safe and easy to use.

Although the fuzzy kiwi peel is edible, it is almost always removed before serving. Cut the top and bottom off the kiwi to create a flat surface. Using a sharp paring knife, carefully cut away the remaining peel from top to bottom. Another method is to use a spoon. Carefully wedge a spoon between the peel and the flesh of the fruit and rotate it around the fruit to remove the peel. The curved bowl of the spoon should remove very little of the fruit’s flesh.

Use Vacu Vin Kiwi Guard. The Vacu Vin Kiwi Guard is a sturdy, transparent case that protects a kiwi against bruising. A handy cutlery set is included with the case to make it easy to peel and slice your kiwi anywhere. The Kiwi Guard enables you to carry a healthy snack without the inconvenience or mess.

Citrus zest is the outer portion of the fruit’s peel or rind. The zest includes only the skin’s brightly colored part, not the underlying white pith, which has a bitter taste. For long, fine, thin strips, use a citrus zester. This specialized tool does not peel deeply enough to cut away the pith. Alternately, use a vegetable peeler to cut thin layers of peel and
then cut into fine shreds, or use a Microplane or box grater to produce fine shavings. -Source Taste Mag-

To add zest to dishes and desserts simply fit the PalmZesterin the palm of your hand and then zest lemons, oranges and limes. The stainless steel blade quickly zests the peel of the citrus and then collects the zest in the see-through storage area. This keeps the zest off your counters and ready for use. Next, simply remove the top of the PalmZesterto access the fresh zest. Either include in your recipe or garnish your dish. The PalmZesterhas a stainless steel blade and is top rack dishwasher safe.

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