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Bet You Didn't Know That You've Been Peeling These 11 Foods Wrong All Along

MAY 18, 2015  —  By Emily Geraghty  
Emily Geraghty

Emily Geraghty

Emily Geraghty is a DIY writer and video specialist for ViralNova. Previous to ViralNova, she worked in digital content and video production for MTV, Allure, Glamour and LogoTV, as well as reality television development. In her free time she runs the fashion blog That Cheap Bitch.com, a blog about thrift store shopping and inexpensive beauty trends.

Have you ever tried to peel a kiwi, a mango, or a pomegranate? Removing the skin from these foods is not as cut-and-dry as some other, more common fruits. But you might also be wasting time peeling things like bananas, apples, and hard-boiled eggs without even knowing it. Check out the 11 peeling hacks below and discover the right way to get to your food faster.

1. Use a straw to push the leafy, green top off of a strawberry. You won't lose any fruit.

2. Put your apple on a power drill and use a vegetable peeler to skin your apple faster than ever before.

3. Whack a pomegranate half with a wooden spoon to remove all of the seeds without losing any juice.

4. Cut around the center of your potatoes. Boil them with the skin on, and when they're done, rinse them in cold water and peel the skin off with your fingers.

5. Use a spoon to peel an orange without getting your hands messy.

6. Peel a mango with a glass.

7. You can cut a kiwi with a glass, too.

8. Another glass peeling hack -- get the most out of an avocado.

9. Pinch the bottom of a banana and pull if you have trouble pulling off the stem.

10. Put garlic in a bowl, cover it with a cutting board, and shake vigorously.

11. Peel off a bit of the bottom and top of the shell of a hard-boiled egg and blow.

I'm not sure I'll use a power drill to peel my apples from now on, but I'll definitely start using a straw to take the tops off my strawberries. Which one of these hacks will you use most often?

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