The most common way to eat a kiwi is to cut it and then spoon it out. If you like, you can also eat the kiwi shell, as it is also healthy. The taste of the skin is reminiscent of that of gooseberries. The kiwi tastes sour and does not necessarily have to be eaten raw. Kiwi jam, kiwi cake or kiwi punch are popular. In New Zealand the kiwi is also enjoyed as juice or wine. For some people, the high vitamin C content of kiwi may cause skin irritation, burning sensations on the tongue, palate and lips. Kiwi consumption should be reduced here. There may even be an allergic reaction. People with kiwi allergies usually also react to pollen, papayas and pineapples. In this case you should refrain from eating them.