I know someone that grows kiwi commercially, and he says that if you eat the skin you better wash it VERY well, because most farmers use a lot of pesticide on them. They assume that people are going to remove the skin, so they are very generous with the chemicals.
You can eat the skin, but a really easy way to avoid it is to eat a kiwi by cutting it in half and then scooping out bites with a spoon. This technique makes it really easy to get all the flesh without any of the skin.
Yes! you absolutely can eat the skin of Kiwis. Just wash it thoroughly and you are good to go. Although it seems like it would be tough and strange to eat because its furry... but in reality, it's really fine.
The kiwifruit is the edible berry of a woody vine. The dull brown fibrous skin is edible and rich in vitamins and other nutrients. It does not have much taste and is fuzzy, therefore most people do not consider it palatable. This fruit is native to the South of China.