How to Choose Kiwi Fruit
- Kiwi fruit: Should yield slightly, with no soft spots.
- Inspect the outer skin. Inspect the outer skin’s color and texture.
- A ripe kiwi’s skin is brown and fuzzy.
- Also, check for any bruises, dark spots, mold, or wrinkles.
- If the kiwi is bruised, shriveled, or has mold, then the kiwi is not good for eating and is probably overripe.
Benefits of Kiwi FruitKiwi removes excess sodium from the body and also helps reduce triglycerides. Kiwi Fruit, is a great source of digestive enzymes. Essential for good vision.
How to Store Kiwi Fruit
- Store kiwis on the counter to ripen them. Kiwi is one of those fruits that will continue to ripen after it’s harvested. When you buy unripe kiwi, leave them on the counter at room temperature, and they will ripen over the next three to seven days.
- Other fruits that continue ripening after harvest include apples, bananas, plums, and apricots. There are even a few fruits, like avocados, that won’t ripen unless you pick them.
How to Eat Kiwi FruitPeel and cut in slices or chunks; or slice in half and scoop out with a spoon.
- Pavlova with Tropical Fruit: kiwi, pineapple, and mango give a tropical lilt to this giant meringue puff.
- Exotic Fruit Salad: chunks of pineapple, papaya, star fruit, kiwi, mango, and lychees are spiked with white wine and rum and jewelled with pomegranate seeds.
Nutrients and CaloriesHigh in antioxidants, containing vitamins A, C, E, magnesium, potassium and phosphorus. It’s one of the top sources of Lutein (essential for good vision) and high in fiber.
Calories: 49.0kcal Carbs: 10.6g Protein 1.1g Fat: 0.5g Fiber 1.9g
Tips and NotesSuggestions: Raw and/or mixed with other fruits; in the evergreen fruit salad; to tenderize meats (add some kiwi slices to marinades).