Let’s face it: some fruits and veggies can just be intimidating if you buy them raw and take them home yourself to prep them. This is especially true if they are vegetables that you yourself might not have grown up eating. Fortunately, there is always room to learn! Below are simple, effective prepping methods for five common fruits and vegetables that will take the guesswork out of how to cut and slice and leave you more time to enjoy their wonderful flavors.
This wonderful, tiny oranges are loaded with vitamins, minerals and fiber and just plain taste good! However, peeling them can leave you with sticky, coated hands that might not be so attractive. A good, no-muss, no-fuss method of preparing these little gems is to use a paring knife to slice off both ends of the orange, then cut a slit in the peel and roll the whole fruit out in a single strip.
Beets are gaining a reputation for being a high-nutrient, detoxifying vegetable – which they are. However, a lot of people are put off from buying them because they simply don’t know how to cook them. The good news? You don’t have to cook them at all! It is entirely safe to eat them raw the same way you would carrots or broccoli. Simply cut off both ends, peel, and slice them thinly, then enjoy!
Pomegranates are one of the healthiest food you can eat and are simply loaded with antioxidants. Again, though, many people might avoid eating them because they do not know how they should be prepared. The easiest way to do this is to cut a small cone out of the top of the fruit, then cut a corresponding piece off the bottom. Then take your knife and lightly score the ridges that run lengthwise down the fruit and simply pull it apart. The seeds will come out without a mess.
Kiwis, in spite of their rather ungainly appearance, are not only delicious but incredibly good for you. One of the easiest ways to eat this fruit, especially if you are taking it with you for lunch on the go, is to simply cut it in half, then scoop the insides out with a spoon and eat them, in much the same way you would a grapefruit.
Let’s face it – unless you know what you are doing, you can really make a mess while peeling an avocado and it can be a messy process to boot. One of the best ways to avoid all this is to simply cut the avocado lengthwise, twist a little to take the two halves apart, and remove the large central pit. After that, you can simply scoop the avocado out with a spoon.
So there you have it – simpler ways to prepare your favorite fruits and vegetables that take the time and hassle out of prepping and leave you to simply enjoy – well, the fruits of your labor!
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