Named after New Zealand's national bird, the Kiwi fruit is an excellent source of vitamin C. Unripe kiwi can be stored in the fridge for months. To ripen kiwi place in a brown paper bag on the counter. Once ripe, kiwi s
hould be returned to the fridge.
Storage Tip: Store unripe kiwis at room temperature out of direct sunlight. To speed up ripening store fruit in a paper bag at room temperature with a banana or an apple. . Once ripe kiwis will keep in the fridge for several weeks. Kiwi puree freezes well and keeps for 4 months.
Preparation Tip: Kiwis are all edible, washing well helps to remove some of the fuzz, but most people prefer to remove the skin and eat the inner flesh.
Did you know... There are about 1400 seeds in a kiwi and this is where most of the kiwis fibre, vitamins and minerals are found.
Culinary Compatibility: Citrus fruits, whipped cream, yogurt, cream cheese, walnuts, poppy seeds. Try it on a kebab with beef or fish or in a stirfry with sweet peppers and onions.
Health Information: Kiwis are very high in vitamin C, and a good source of potassium, folate, fibre, magnesium and vitamin E.