Cut fruit like a pro

Here are some tips from the professionals on how to cut fruit the right way. Make the most of these six delicious fruits by following some simple cutting tips.


  • Slice off the top of the fruit from about 1.5cm down.
  • Slice the fruit along the white membrane inside.
  • Pry the sections and turn the fruit inside out.
  • Pop the seeds into a bowl.


  • Cut the melon in half crossways.
  • Place each half face down and cut into a grid.
  • Easily remove the seeds from each piece.


  • Use a screwdriver and hammer to puncture the shell where the coconut’s soft ‘eyes’ are.
  • Drain the coconut, then hit the shell of the coconut with a knife’s edge until a crack appears.
  • Insert the screwdriver in the crack and break the coconut in half.
  • Break off flesh into bite-sized chunks.


  • Remove top and bottom and stand the pineapple upright.
  • Rotate and slice down the sides to remove skin.
  • Slice width wise to create circular pieces.
  • Chop the circular pieces like you would a pizza for easy to eat slices.


  • Slice off one cheek with a serrated knife, avoiding the stone.
  • Repeat on the other side.
  • Score the cheeks in a crisscross fashion.
  • Push the skin so the mango cheek turns inside out.
  • You can either eat the mango right off the cheek or use the knife to remove the flesh in small square chunks.

Dragon fruit

  • Cut in half lengthways.
  • Use a spoon to scoop out flesh.
  • Trim off any leftover skin with a sharp knife.
  • Chop the flesh into bite-sized chunks.