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How to Properly Cut Fruits and Veggies

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Stephanie MialkiGuest Blogger
July 19, 2016 · 1.8k Views

Peeling, seeding, and cutting fruits and vegetables is one of the trickiest tasks to master in the kitchen. Ironically, it’s also one of the most important. In fact, studies have shown time and time again that the way you cut fruits and vegetables make a significant difference in the way your food looks and tastes, as well as how the foods’ nutrients are absorbed into your body. Luckily, we’ve collected a few tips, tricks, and videos for you to get a better handle on your produce the next time you’re playing Master Chef in the kitchen. Take a look and hopefully you’ll be able to learn a thing or two!

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1. Pineapple

There’s really nothing like a sweet, juicy pineapple on a hot summer day, wouldn’t you agree? Peeling, coring, and cutting this delicious fruit is actually a lot easier than it seems based on its spiky appearance. It’s intimidating, I know! No matter which way you wish to cut this exotic fruit - in ring slices or in bite-size pieces - it takes very little time and effort. See for yourself!

2. Avocado

If your idea of peeling an avocado is just squeezing it out of the peel, let’s change that. Believe it or not, there is a way to peel an avocado without getting green mush all over your hands. The technique is actually quite easy, and it allows you to cut your avocado into perfect slices or diced pieces as well!

3. Pomegranate

Have you ever passed on buying a pomegranate, simply because you just don’t know what to do with one? Well, after watching this video, you’ll see that it’s not really as intimidating as it seems! And you definitely don’t want to pass them up anymore! Pomegranates seeds, or arils, are filled with tons of antioxidants and they are super yummy on salads, desserts, oatmeal, yogurt, or just plain!

4. Onion

Onions are the perfect addition to pretty much anything when trying to be a master chef in the kitchen - soups, sauces, stews, casseroles, whatever! The only problem is the dreaded tears that come with cutting an onion! The best way to minimize that eyeball burn is to learn how to chop onions quickly, properly, and efficiently. Give it a shot!

5. Mango

These deliciously juicy fruits are super sweet and packed with lots of vitamin C and fiber. They’re also extremely versatile, as you can blend them into smoothies, chop them up into salads, saute them with meat, cut them into chunks for kabobs, or dice them up for salsas. Unfortunately mangoes are another one of those tricky fruits to peel and cut - or at least that’s what most people think! Luckily, we found this helpful video that will teach you two different ways to easily peel and cut a mango.

6. Watermelon

There are lots of different ways to cut a watermelon - into slices, into cubes, into sticks, what have you. No matter what way you’re looking to cut your watermelon, doesn’t it always seem like there’s no easy way because of how ginormous they are?! Well, guess what! We found an easy way! This video shows an extremely quick and easy way to cut your watermelon into cubes. Take a look!

These are just a few of the hacks for peeling, seeding, and cutting fruits and veggies. There are obviously tons out there! If you know of any other produce preparation hacks, feel free to share them with us!


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Stephanie Mialki is a mommy of two under two, a fitness enthusiast, and a digital marketing guru. She spends all of her spare time….oh wait, what spare time? She has a passion for business building and has successfully assisted more than 20 entrepreneurs start their own companies.
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