Ah kiwis, there is something about the cute little egg-sized fruit that makes me happy. I remember eating my first one as a child. My Grandma gave me one, and I had never seen them before. She served it to my like a boiled egg, with the top sliced off and tea spoon to scoop out the goodness inside. Little did I know that these fruits would be making it to my juice extractor in the distant future. I will refer to the kiwifruits as kiwis or kiwifruits throughout this article.
Ok, enough of my reminiscing, and on with the show.
Choose kiwifruits that are firm but not rock hard and that are free from blemishes. It should yield to slight pressure, much like that of a ripe peach. Avoid those kiwifruits that are moldy, shriveled and have soft spots.
Also opt for organic, locally grown kiwis when you can. This makes for more nutritious kiwifruit juice free from pesticides.
Kiwis can be easily ripened if left at room temperatures for several days to speed the process; store the kiwi in a dry brown paper bag with a banana or apple.
Making Homemade Kiwifruit JuiceIf you want to know how to make kiwifruit juice at home, then it is as easy as can be, provided you have an electric juice extractor. Follow these simple steps:
- Peel the kiwifruits. The skin can be juiced, but it ain’t a pretty taste!
- Whether you need to chop your kiwi into halves or quarters before juicing totally depends on your type of juice extractor. Most centrifugal juice machines take whole kiwifruits no problem.
- If you own a masticating juice machine, then you will need to cut the kiwi into smaller pieces. While masticating juice extractors increase preparation time, they extract more nutrition and juice from fruits than centrifugal juice extractors. Learn more about this in my article What is the Best Juicer Machine.
- If you’re not going to drink your kiwi juice immediately, then it’s recommended to store it inside an air tight container, this limits oxidative damage. The longer your kiwi juice is exposed to air, the more antioxidants that die off, including the essential vitamin C.
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