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Fruit Hacks To Save Time And Waste Less

RE: BUZZFEED LIFESTYLE WRITER. Eating fruit is a great way to stay healthy and energized. Here are some tips and tricks to help make this process easier.

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1. Open a pomegranate with less hassle

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If you're like me, you've been eating them all wrong. But no worries; gone are the days of staining your hands while struggling to get to that perfect little section of ruby seeds.

2. The safe and easy way to peel a mango

Cut the halves of the mango off the seed and simply slide it along the edge of a cup for juicy chunks of mango without the pesky skin. For more in depth instructions visit Sweet Simple Vegan.

3. Roll lemons before squeezing

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When you want to get the most juice out of a lemon, simply press it onto a hard surface and roll before cutting and squeezing. This will release the liquids inside and make it easier to get the juice out.

4. Best way to cut a pineapple

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With all the spiky leaves and rough skin, I never know how to approach a pineapple, but this guy has it down to a science.

5. Use the pineapple core to flavor your water

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Instead of wasting the pineapple core, cut it into chunks and freeze it to use as ice cubes for soda water. Mix in some mint and ginger for a refreshing drink.

6. Easy way to core a strawberry

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No one wants to deal with a mouthful of strawberry leaves, but cutting the top off wastes a lot of the fruit. Instead, simply push a straw through the middle of the strawberry from the bottom to the top, pushing the leaves out cleanly.

7. Peel a kiwi with a spoon

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This video shows you how to get the fruit out of a kiwi with minimal cutting and effort.

9. Watermelon fruit bowl

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Instead of wasting the rind of a watermelon, use it as a bowl to serve your fruit in! Cut the top off of a watermelon and use a melon baller to remove the fruit. You can cut the edges for a fancier look or simply leave them smooth. But make sure to cut a thin piece off the bottom so your bowl has a flat surface to rest on.

10. Watermelon sticks

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Alternatively, you could cut your watermelon into sticks for easy-to-eat snacks that make less of a mess on your face. We all know how hard it is to keep clean when you get down to the rind.

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