Availability: Late Fall and Winter
Facts: Many people are surprised to learn that you can eat the fuzzy skin on kiwis. Sometimes called “Chinese gooseberries”, kiwifruit first grew in China’s Yangtze River Valley. Like grapes, kiwifruit grow on vines. California is the leading U.S. producer of kiwifruit.
Serving Size = 1/2 CUP
Selection: Choose slightly firm fruit with a rough, fuzzy skin.
Nutrition Benefits: Low fat; saturated fat free; sodium free; cholesterol free; good source of fiber; high in vitamin C; good source of potassium (add 450my, 13% potassium to the label); good source of vitamin E
Pigments: lutein, beta-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin, zeaxanthin, chlorophyll
ORAC Score: 602