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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Basic Facts about Kiwi Berries


The center of the Kiwi Berry

While out with the kids today I came across kiwi berries in our local Sams. Naturally curious, we bought a carton and split it between us. I had to cut one in half to see what it looked like inside. Cute huh? It looks like a mini kiwi. 

Comparing kiwi with the kiwi berry


A bowl of kiwi berries

There is no need to peel! 

Pop them in your mouth, just like a seedless grape. In fact they grow on a fast-growing vine just like a grape.They are a portable and nutritious snack. The skin is smooth and there is no need to peel it. It still tastes remarkably like it's cousin the kiwi fruit. Since they ripen at room temperature there is no need to refrigerate. Once ripe their skin will turn darker green, purple or brown, sometimes with a red blush. You will know they are ready to eat once their skin is soft to touch.

Kiwi, or actinidia arguta originated in China and is also found in north-eastern Siberia, Korea and Japan. 

Just 6 ozs contain 120% of your daily requirement of vitamin C 

The kiwi fruit is rich in vitamin C; high in fiber, potassium, vitamin E and magnesium while being low in fat, cholesterol and sodium. 

sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actinidia_arguta
http://www.naturespride.eu/our-products/product-detail/kiwi-berries/

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4 comments:

betchai October 27, 2013 at 9:51 PM  

wow, i don't think i've had a kiwi berry, will look into that!

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger October 28, 2013 at 2:20 PM  

I bet they are as tasty as kiwis! I love Kiwis and so I will have to try these!

Icy BC October 30, 2013 at 4:58 AM  

I haven't seen kiwi-berry around here, but I love kiwi. Thanks for the info, Judy!

Colette S October 31, 2013 at 3:19 PM  

I did not know that :)
Thanks for sharing.

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