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Kitchen Dictionary: kiwi fruit

Pronounced: KEE-wee

kiwi fruit

The kiwi fruit looks like a large brown egg with a covering of fine downy hair. The flesh is a brilliant green spattered with tiny edible black seeds. Some say its sweet-tart flavor is reminiscent of pineapple, others say strawberry. Kiwi is native to the Yangtze Valley in China and was first commercially developed in New Zealand where the kiwi fruit name was adopted, replacing Chinese gooseberry.

plural: kiwi fruit


Season: available year-round

How to store: Refrigerate up to 3 weeks

How to prepare: halve and scoop out like a melon; or peeled, sliced and used in salads, desserts or as a garnish.

Matches well with: apples, bananas, cucumbers, honey, Kirsch, lemon, lime, nuts, oranges, passion fruit, proscuitto, strawberries

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Nutrition Facts

Calculated for 1 fruit (2" dia)
Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 42
Calories from Fat 3 (7%)
Total Fat 0.4g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Potassium 215mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 10.1g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8%
Sugars 2.1g
Protein 0.8g 1%

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