Learn To Segment Fruit For Hassle-Free Eating

If you’re still digging into your morning grapefruit with a spoon, or eating the bitter pith and peel because you cut the slices all wrong, try segmenting your orange, grapefruit, or any other citrus before you enjoy it. You’ll wind up with perfect slices of fruit that you can devour immediately or add to a smoothie or other dish without any of the bitter stuff.

Segmenting citrus fruit is one of those cooking techniques that anyone who’s ever worked in a kitchen probably already knows and once you get familiar with the technique, you’ll find it’s much faster to do than it might appear at first glance. The folks over at The Kitchn have an excellent step by step to doing this with grapefruit where you cut away the peel first, and then slide the knife between the fruit and the membrane to slide out segments of fruit without any of the membrane attached.

If there’s anything we would add to their how-to, we would suggest you make sure you use a good, sharp knife — because you may cut towards you, you want a knife that you can control easily without trouble.

If the step by step looks daunting, take a look at this video from Chow which shows you how it’s done so you can follow along. Do you already know how how to segment fruit? Any tips to share with people trying it for the first time? Share them in the comments below.

How to Cut a Grapefruit in Segments for Easier Enjoyment [The Kitchn]

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