© Denzil Green
Kiwi is a fruit that grows on a woody vine and has a hairy, brown skin. But inside, when sliced, it has a striking green flesh surrounding a ring of small black seeds.
Everything inside, including the seeds, is edible. The rough kiwi skin is actually edible, too: it has a slightly bitter, lemony taste.
The New Zealand season for growing iiwi is exactly opposite that of California's; the result is that, in tandem with each other, the two growing sources are able to keep North America supplied with Kiwi year round.
New Zealand has developed a new variety of Kiwi, ZESPRI™ Gold which has yellow-coloured flesh inside, and a hairless brown skin.
In June 2004, scientists at Southampton University, England, found that some children under 6 can have allergic reactions to Kiwi fruit.
2 slices, peeled = 1/2 oz = 15g
First become popular in North America starting in the early 1960s in California. It was called a Chinese Gooseberry at the time, but was then renamed Kiwi after the bird because of the fruit's brown skin. The change of name was a marketing ploy, but it worked, and sales of the fruit skyrocketed.
By the mid 1980s, Kiwi had become the hot food item in both North America and the UK.
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