Various types of citrus fruits. Russia, Amur, Blagoveshchensk, 2015
Food - Drink
The Safest Cutting Method For Sectioning Fruit
Citrus fruit or juice is the perfect tangy treat to add to salads, sauces, and marinades, and can liven up any dish with vibrant colors and flavors. When adding wedges or chunks of citrus fruit to dishes, you usually have to remove the white pith and membranes, which requires a sharp knife and can be tricky to do quickly and safely.
According to Better Homes & Gardens, the best and safest way to section fruit is to start by removing the rind and white pith, revealing the flesh and the membranes. Then, slide your knife between the membrane on one side of a single wedge of fruit, do the same on the other side to free and extract the wedge, and repeat.
It is essential to note that you need to hold both the fruit and the knife carefully and with a sturdy grip, since the slippery juice means that you can risk cutting yourself if you're not careful. Additionally, cutting the citrus fruit over a bowl is important to catch and save the extra juice that drips down, which should never be wasted.