Kiwi berries

Kiwi berries

  • +Description

    Kiwi berry is a species within the Actinidia family and is as such a small variety of the well known larger kiwifruit. It grows wild in parts of China and is also found in north-eastern Siberia, Korea and Japan. It is a natural berry (about the size of a grape) with a smooth hairless edible skin.

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    Most kiwi berries are grown in the U.S.A., New Zealand and Chile

  • +Main nutrients

    Rich in Vitamin C and naturally low in Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. Kiwi berries are also high in Fiber and a great source of Potassium, Vitamin E and Magnesium.

Main varieties

  • Kiwi berry

    Kiwi berry

    Most varieties of hardy kiwi "actinidia arguta" have their origins in China. These trees produce fruit with a smooth skin. This makes it the ''no fuzz", "no peel" cousin of the traditional kiwifruit.

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Preparation

Preparation

Kiwi berries have a smooth, fuzz-free edible skin and can be eaten like a grape. So, no peeling is needed, just eat with skin and all.

Consumption

Kiwi berry is a whole new delicious taste sensation. It is a very healthy snack fruit, rich in vitamine C. This quick and convenient snack is very practical to take to your office, add to kid's lunch box or just enjoy at home. Also great for drinks, fruit salads, cakes or starters.

When to eat

Kiwi berries should be allowed to ripen at room temperature. Their skin will begin to turn darker green. The kiwi berries are ready to eat when they are soft to touch. If the kiwi berries are ripe, store them in the refrigerator to maintain shelf life. Let the kiwi berries return to room temperature before eating or using it in recipes.

Did you know?

  • Kiwi berry plants are dioecious, which means separate male and female vines are required to orchard for pollination to occur.
  • Kiwi berries are grown on a vine and trained on a pergola structure.
  • There is less than 200 hectares planted for commercial production of kiwi berries.