Kiwi

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Seasonality:

  • Kiwi is in season October through May

Health Benefits of Kiwi:

  • Kiwi is an excellent source of Vitamin C, fiber, potassium and antioxidants. It also contains magnesium, folate, zinc and Vitamin E.
  • One serving of kiwifruit (two medium fruits) contains more potassium than a banana, the Vitamin C of two oranges, and the amount of fiber in a bowl of bran cereal.

How to Select Kiwi:

  • Choose kiwis with firm, unblemished skin.
  • Ripe kiwis will give slightly to gently pressure.

How to Store Kiwi:

  • Store kiwi at room temperature away from exposure to sunlight or heat until ripe, up to 4 days.
  • Kiwi can also be refrigerated for up to 4 weeks.

How to Prepare Kiwi:

  • Always wash before eating.
  • Remove the skin with a paring knife or a potato peeler or by cutting both ends and getting a knife underneath to peel off the skin (the skin is edible).

Fun Facts About Kiwi:

  • The kiwifruit originated from China and was originally called the ‘Chinese Gooseberry’
  • It was renamed Kiwifruit after its uncanny resemblance to the “fuzzy brown kiwi” – New Zealand’s National Bird.

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