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    7 Cutting Techniques You Need To Know If You Eat Way Too Much Fruit

    If you have never sliced your finger opening an avocado, you are not human.

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    Cutting fruit is literally the worst.


    But so does purchasing pre-cut fruit.

    These seven tricks will make it seven times easier to consume your favorite food group.

    Fruit #1: The Orange Rollout

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    If you've ever peeled an orange, you've also dug the skin out of your nails and washed your hands 100+ times to try to get the citrusy smell off. The solution will make you cry tears of joy.

    1. Slice the top and bottom edges off the orange.

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    2. Stand the orange upright and cut a slit along one of the segments through the center.

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    3. Pull the orange apart and stretch the skin flat.

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    Now you only look like an idiot when you want to.

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    Fruit #2: The Avocado Pull & Peel

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    Ahh the dreaded avocado. Every life-hacker's dream. Save your avo-toast with this genius move.

    1. Cut the avocado on all four sides, rolling your knife from top to bottom and cutting through to the pit.

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    If you've ever had a knife slip on you, you know that you should be holding the avocado with clawed fingers.

    2. Pull each segment off the pit.

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    3. Slide your finger between the skin and the meat of the avocado and it will peel right apart.

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    Peeling avocado was literally the only thing keeping the two of you apart. Use these 26 Genius Ways To Use Avocado so that you never have to stop eating avocado.

    Fruit #3: The Mango Cup Cutter

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    That giant seed in the middle might be the death of you. Get around that debacle in just two steps.

    1. Cut the mango on all four sides of the pit.

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    2. Hold a piece of mango in your hand and slide down the length of a water glass.

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    Fruit #4: The Strawberry Straw

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    Anyone that has ever gotten those tiny leaves stuck to their toes knows the humiliation that this fruit can instill just by existing.

    1. Press a straw through the bottom point of the strawberry to the top.

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    Continue eating strawberries forever.

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    Fruit #5: The Kiwi Spoon

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    The Kiwi is so beautiful and yet getting it out of its hairy shell can be so so ugly. Make it lovely again with this trick.

    1. Trim the top and bottom of your kiwi.

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    2. Sit the kiwi up and slide a spoon along the seam of the skin.

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    Fruit #6: The Banana Flip

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    Oh, banana, such a delicate fruit. Don't hurt the one you love. Peel it like this.

    1. Peel from the BOTTOM.

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    Pulling from the stem puts pressure on the delicate banana.

    (Why isn't the phrase "bruise like a banana"?)

    Get back to gently and lovingly eating your favorite fruit.

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    Fruit #7: The Watermelon Criss-Cross

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    The monster fruit that most likely inspired genetic modification. Avoid using 686 rubber bands by cutting it like this.

    1. Cut the watermelon in half.

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    2. Cut across the watermelon in long strips both vertically and horizontally.

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    The skin acts as a neat watermelon-holder instead of an impediment to your eating pleasure.

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    Now we can stop eating our watermelon like peasants.


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