At fruit bouquet companies, Cherry Moon Farms and Berries.com, kiwi fruit is available in the “monthly organic fruit club” and other gift baskets. Even though, kiwi is available all year at most grocers, markets and fruit stands, this diminutive edible fruit upholds an intriguing story.
- The kiwi fruit name
Kiwi-fruit.info reports that kiwi is native of China, referred to as ‘macaque peach.’ Legend has it that when the kiwi was brought to New Zealand it was named after the kiwi bird.
On the outside, the kiwi wears a brown exterior with short and long tresses. On the inside, the edible fruit appears lime green, speckled with black seeds and a pale pulp.
Most people consider the taste of a kiwi fruit to be a cross between a strawberry, pineapple and banana.
- Average height
Small but loaded with vitamins, three inches is the standard length of the edible fruit.
- Cultivation habits
Sources at Tripple Brook Farm say that kiwi fruit, a member of the Actinidiacea silver vine family, grows as a male or female.
- Kiwi nutritional facts
The edible fruit contains an abundance of Vitamin C, flavonoids and carotenoids. In fact, a 3 inch kiwi fruit contains approximately 120 percent of the recommended daily value.
Incompatibilities: Whether it’s in an edible gift basket or as a fruit bouquet, kiwi does not agree with individuals with medical conditions of the gallbladder and kidney.
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Forty-five to 50 calories embodies the kiwi’s weight in energy.
One-cup of kiwi contains 5.3 grams of fiber, as documented by the kiwi nutritional facts and analysis at Self.com.
Based on Whole Foods findings, kiwi contains phytonutrients which serve as a DNA protector.
- Edible fruit selection tip:
When selecting the freshest kiwi, never choose kiwi that appears shriveled, dented or blemished. And for a very sweet edible fruit, pick kiwis that are soft but firm when held in the palm.