Originally from China, brought and cultivated in New Zealand from China at the turn of the 20th century and was then known as the Chinese gooseberry. In 1959, the name Chinese gooseberry was changed; becoming kiwifruit, because of the fruit shared characteristics with New Zealand’s national symbol, the Kiwi bird, which is also small, brown, and fuzzy like the Kiwifruit.
The kiwi fruit has a fibrous, dull greenish-brown skin, and bright green or golden flesh with rows of tiny, black, and edible seeds. The fruit has a soft texture and a sweet but its own unique sweet flavor.
The fruit is an excellent source of antioxidants, loaded high in nutrients, and low in calories that can help fight off disease, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, boost energy, and help keep you healthy.
All in a fruit that’s fun and flavorful!