Kiwi Fruit

Description: The size of a very large egg with a thin fuzzy brown exterior and rich green Food - kiwifruitinterior with dark black seeds.

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.

Food - nutrition label kiwifruitStorage: Store un-ripened fruit in plastic bags under refrigeration for up to 6 weeks.

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

Phytochemicals: tannins

ORAC Score: 602

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