Sunday, 20 October 2013

The fuzzy funny looking fruit that is truly delicious – Kiwifruit

Kiwifruit used to be mostly grown in New Zealand although they are available all over the place now.  In many countries they are just called kiwis – which always makes me smile because in New Zealand a Kiwi is a New Zealander and the name of our native bird.

When I was a girl kiwifruit were called Chinese Gooseberries!  Some marketing whiz thought up the new name.

Kiwifruit look a bit funny on the outside with their brown fuzzy skin but the inside is delicious whether they are the original green variety or the newer golden variety.

The classic Kiwifruit pavlova or pav as we say

We use kiwifruit in fruit salads, on top of pavlova and even as a marinade to tenderise meat.  They are chock full of Vitamin C.  Apparently double that which you find in an orange, would you believe!  And it has the same level of potassium as a banana but only half the calories.

The next Food on Friday is about recipes using kiwifruit – I am expecting it will be a small but lovely collection.
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  1. Thank you so much for sharing such an amazing dessert! I love kiwits in anything, even in salads. Thank you so much for visiting me sweet lady. Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  2. Oh Carole my I have a story and recipe (on the blog now) to share with you for your kiwi fruit friday!!!! boy...that one was almost a Dead End for me, LOL...can't wait to share it with you and I bet you will be surprised! Thanks for sharing your love for kiwi with us!

  3. Hi Carole, I love kiwifruit. One of the best fruit with load of vitamin C. Both the dessert look delightful. Thanks for sharing the info.

    Best regards.

  4. do you ever eat the skin? It seems i am the only person i know who enjoys it as well.

  5. We LOVE kiwi though it doesn't enjoy a very long season here. Still, it's a family favorite.


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