What is kiwi?

Judy Caplan
Nutrition & Dietetics
Kiwi is a fruit that was introduced in New Zealand in 1906. It was first called the Chinese gooseberry but was changed to kiwi as the demand increased worldwide. Today kiwis are also produced in California. These two countries have different growing seasons so kiwis are available year round. The fruit keeps well for up to 10 months in cold storage. Kiwis are high in vitamin C and potassium. Kiwis are found and have a fuzzy brown skin and a tart green inside with small black edible seeds.

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