Ever tried to impress your guests or family members with a fruit platter? Trying to add more fruits into your daily meal plans?

Cutting them up is usually not an easy feat. It is often a messy, stressful challenge trying to cut fruits perfectly, even for those that are pros with kitchen knives.

Get your knives and chopping boards ready for these tips that would show how you can cut some popular fruits:

1. Mangoes

The Mango fruit is very tasty with a pleasant fragrance. When selecting mangoes, you have to focus beyond the colour, as it is not a true indicator of its ripeness, especially with different species of the fruit. You can also judge its ripeness by feel or by the fruit’s scent.

The easiest and fastest way to cut a mango is down along the sides. Cut the flesh with your knife on one side of the fruit in a crisscross pattern, carefully press the mango cheek halves to turn inside out, then cuff off the flesh from the peel. Repeat the process on the other side.

2. Kiwi

The Kiwi is a small, delicious fruit with furry skin, green flesh, and a white center with black seeds. There are many ways you can cut your kiwifruit, depending on how you plan to consume it.

Cut both ends of the kiwi (make sure you cut away all the tough white parts in this process) If you love it with the skin, you can cut in half and just consume together, or you can peel off the skin and dice up the kiwi to serve in a bowl or as a part of your salad. Slide a spoon between the flesh and the skin and work it till the fruit slips right off.

3. Avocado

Ever Wondered if an avocado is a fruit? Well, yes it is!

The Avocado is delicious and creamy fruit to enjoy, but could be messy when preparing. First, you wash the skin clean before cutting, then you gently slice the skin along with the flesh with a sharp knife. Separate the halves gently. Scoop out the big seed in the middle, after which you use a small spoon and scoop the fruit out of its skin. It can be eaten directly or added to your salads.

4. Pineapple

Pineapple is a very bright, sweet, tropical fruit filled with juice and a flavour that can tickle your taste buds all day. It comes with a sharp and crowned body.

Rinse thoroughly the pineapple under running water, even if the exterior is hardly consumed it must be cleaned and cut properly before it can be eaten.

After rinsing, the next thing to do is to cut off the green crown and the stem end. Stand the pineapple on one end and cut off the peel from top to bottom. While the pineapple is still standing on its end, cut it into four from top to bottom, then cut the flesh from the core.

Finally, cut the pineapple into any desired shape.

5. Pawpaw

The Pawpaw is one of the most popular tropical fruits with an amazing taste. It is super easy to select the good and the ripe ones.

The best choice for cutting is one that is just beginning to ripen. Stand your washed pawpaw upright and cut it in half lengthwise with a sharp knife. Use a knife or spoon to scrape out the seeds, then peel off the outer skin. Then you cut to your desired shape and serve.

6. Watermelon

Watermelon is sweet, hydrating fruit that is a perfect choice for keeping you hydrated - only one of its many health benefits it is popular for.

To cut the fruit, wash vigorously under running water, then slice off the top and bottom of the watermelon. Make sure to use a knife that is very sharp and also one that is longer than the fruit.

After picking out the perfect knife slice down from the center of the watermelon, make sure you stand the melon while slicing from top to bottom. Cut each half into sections depending on how big you want your watermelon slices. Dice up watermelon and serve in a bowl.

Do note that cutting along the dark stripes that appear on the exterior of the watermelon will make the seeds appear on the outside of the pieces making it easier for you to remove them.

With these tips, you’ll be cutting like a real pro in no time!