Category Archives: Kiwi Fruit

Kiwifruit Allergy

First described in 1981, acute kiwifruit allergy has since been documented in several parts of the world, admittedly with increasing frequency. The first reported case of kiwi fruit allergy was on a 53-year-old woman who developed urticaria, wheeze and laryngeal oedema on handling the fruit. Since then, case reports around the world have described this […]

Keeping and Storing Kiwifruit

The keeping ability of a kiwifruit is partly dependent on its species (some varieties keep better than others, see my kiwifruit varieties page for details). In this guide to keeping and storing kiwifruit I will from now on assume you are a consumer that wants to learn how to keep his kiwifruit at home, so […]

How to Peel a Kiwi Fruit

Kiwi fruit, a citrus grown everywhere from New Zealand, to Italy, and even Maine, is an often overlooked and severely underrated food. In situations where you’d normally reach for an apple or banana, the kiwi is a great alternative. One of the reasons for its undeserved second-tier status is its unfamiliar looks. Though the fruit […]

How to eat a Kiwi Fruit

So, you have a tasty kiwi fruit sitting in front of you. The fuzzy skin beckons, as you know that just beneath it lies the sweet flesh of the fruit. But because fresh kiwi fruit can be sometimes be relatively hard to find in the U.S., many people don’t exactly know how to eat them. […]

Eating Kiwi Fruit Skin – Is it OK?

Kiwi fruit skin is definitely edible, and there’s a lot of different theories about eating it. In New Zealand, it’s very common to eat kiwi raw, with the skin, while in other parts of the world the vast majority of people eat only peeled kiwis. Kiwi fruit skin contains high levels of flavonoids, insoluble fiber […]

How to Prepare and Serve Kiwi Fruits

Many people are unaware of the health benefits associated with kiwi fruit. It is known to contain more Vitamin C than oranges and as much potassium as bananas. Kiwi fruit is also very high in fiber, which is an element that is known to be essential for weight loss. The water-based fruit is low in […]

History of Kiwi Fruit

Kiwi fruits have a very recent and interesting history, that deeply reflects their perceived usefulness, appreciation and popularity. Their scientific name is Actinidia Deliciosa, and they first made their appearance in Southern China, where they were known as Yang Tao (sunny peach) or Mihou Tao (macaque peach): in fact, in China they are still considered […]

Kiwi Fruit Serving Ideas

Before describing kiwi fruit serving ideas, it is important to point out that kiwi fruits contain a substance, called “actinidin”, which has a lytic effect on foods. This means that it can tenderize other foods such as salads and meat, and is the main cause of the “latex allergy” (which often manifests with itching in […]

Health Benefits of Kiwi Fruit

This post will try to cover all the most prominent studies and research to date on the health benefits of kiwifruit . On the internet you will find many approximations and outright wrong statements, so I’ll try to always cite the medical sources (pointing out any possible bias) with links to the studies on pubmed, […]

Kiwifruit Nutrition Facts

Kiwifruit Nutrition Facts – (chinese gooseberries), held in storage, raw The following kiwifruit nutrition facts were gathered by the US Department of Agriculture databases and they are the most accurate to date as far as we know. Refuse: 14%  (Skin) Scientific Name:  NDB No: 09405 (Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion) Nutrient Units Value per 100 […]