DandelionBouquet said:...Just an FYI...Kiwi is something that some people are allergic to. My son is.
The best way to tell if a kiwi is ripe is by gently squeezing it. If it gives slightly under pressure, it is ripe. The skin should also feel slightly soft and the fruit should have a slight give when pressed.
A ripe kiwi should be a bright, vibrant green color. If it is still a dull green or has brown spots, it is not ripe yet.
You can speed up the ripening process for kiwis by placing them in a paper bag with a banana or apple. The ethylene gas produced by the banana or apple will help the kiwis ripen faster.
Yes, you can eat a kiwi that is not fully ripe. However, it may not have the same level of sweetness and may be more acidic. If you prefer a sweeter kiwi, it is best to wait until it is fully ripe.
Ripe kiwis should be stored in the refrigerator in a plastic bag or container. They will typically last 3-5 days in the fridge. If you want to extend their shelf life, you can also freeze them for up to 6 months.