I got some tips from a produce specialist on how to cut fruit correctly. Since part of their job is cutting pounds and pounds of fruit, I thought I’d share their professional tips. This is how to cut fruit correctly to get the most usable fruit. I thought it would be just in time for summer fruit season!
1- Cut off the top and the bottom of the melon.
2- Insert your knife into the inside of the melon; use it to cut off the skin by following the blade as closely as possible to the skin. Once you have cut a full 360 degrees, take your knife out. All of the skin of the melon should be removed with this cut.
3- Cut the melon in half. (If cutting a honey-dew or cantaloupe, remove the seeds now.)
4- All done! Just cut the remainder into bite-size chunks. (more…)