Kiwifruit is one of my favorite fruit flavors, tangy and sweet all at the same time. Kiwis contain the same if not more vitamin C than an orange, and in about half the size! The green flesh inside is lined with tiny black edible seeds and overall the kiwi has a creamy texture. The taste reminds me of a banana, strawberry, pear, and melon all wrapped into one little fruit.
How to use | use as you would any fresh fruit. I love adding sliced kiwifruit to my Simply Infused Watersto add a kick of flavor without adding anything artificial. Use also on yogurt, oatmeal, porridge, topped on Stripped Green Smoothie Bowls, in desserts, as a topping for BanaNO Cream ice cream or enjoy au naturale.
Nutrient breakdown of KIWI | *per 100g, about 1 large kiwi
Fiber | 1 large kiwi contains 3g fiber
Carbohydrates | 1 large kiwi contains 15g carbohydrate (9g sugar)
Vitamin C | 155% DV
Vitamin K | 50% DV
Folate | 6% DV
Potassium | 9% DV
Copper | 6% DV
Manganese | 5% DV
Magnesium | 4% DV
Kiwis can help protect the body from asthma, cardiovascular health, blood sugar control, protect from macular degeneration, skin health, and protect our DNA. Kiwis contain unique phytonutrients, antioxidants and are loaded with vitamin C which benefit our immune system and heart health.
Where to purchase | health food stores, grocery stores, or farmers markets. When ripe, kiwis will be soft to the touch.
Tips and tricks | since most fruit will ripen fairly quickly, I store in the fridge when it reaches peak ripeness. If the fruit gets “too” ripe simply store in a container or sealed bag in the freezer to use for later. Perfect for smoothies!
Note: If you have a latex allergy, kiwis are one of those fruits (as are bananas and avocados) that contain compounds that are associated with a latex-fruit syndrome, a cross reaction. If you have a latex allergy, be mindful and cautious when eating these fruits you may have a reaction such as itchy throat/mouth/nose/ears, hives, or stomach issues.