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How To De-Fuzz A Kiwifruit

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If you've ever wondered why kiwifruit has so much fuzz on the outside, we're here to shed some light on the matter that, I'm sure, has been keeping you up at night!

The main reason kiwifruit has a furry skin is for pollination! In the wild, kiwifruit plants rely on insects for pollination. The fuzz may attract pollinators, such as bees, by providing a textured surface for them to land on and collect pollen. Kiwifruit fuzz also helps with temperature regulation and moisture retention and protects from bugs, insects, and harsh conditions. Kiwifruit enjoy hanging out under leaves on the vines, away from direct sunshine, which could cause sunburn! The fuzz also helps with protection from UV exposure.

It serves a critical purpose, but it's not particularly palatable! Kiwifruit skin is full of goodness, so it's certainly worth consuming but without de-fuzzing, you might be feeling a bit put off. So here's our de-fuzzing kiwifruit hack!

It's ever so simple: grab a clean, dry tea towel and gently give it a rub! Check out our video below:

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How To De-Fuzz A Kiwifruit

Kiwifruit skin is a nutritious powerhouse, packed with antioxidants, fibre, vitamins, and potassium. Learn our de-fuzzing method for easy consumption!
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