Fruit size and shape like an egg. The skin is rough and hairy, dark brown. The flesh is bright green color that becomes clearer in the center, where are small edible black seeds.
Family: Tropical Fruit
Family Science: Actinidiàcia
Nutritional value: 50 calories per 100 grams
Grams per serving: 150 grams
Features / Benefits: Kiwi offers significant content of vitamin C, six times that of lemon. It is also rich in protein, iron, calcium and phosphorus. This result improves the circulatory and nervous system. It contributes to the formation of bones and teeth, for this reason, we recommend its use to children and people with rheumatoid.
Season: All year (various sources)
Production areas: The first world producer of kiwi is New Zealand, followed distantly by the United States, Italy, France, Chile, Japan, Australia and Spain.
Plant Name: Kiwi
Trivia: Kiwi takes its name from a New Zealand bird that resembles a bird without wings and live in holes dug into the ground. The kiwi is very effective to make food more tender. For example, if you pass over a piece of raw meat, it softens and becomes more tender when you cook it or make it to the plate. This is thanks to an enzyme (actinidina) that breaks down proteins. Although is classified as tropical fruit actually originates in certain temperate regions of the Himalayas, eastern China and southern and central Japan, where it remains in the wild. Their culture is done in these regions since time immemorial, but for the rest Fruit of the world was a totally unknown until the early twentieth century.
Preparation and consumption: The kiwi is mainly consumed fresh. When unripe difficult to peel and the pulp is compact and dry, with a very sour taste. Once reached the point of maturity, has a slight elasticity to the touch, the pulp has a sweet aromatic flavor with a touch of acidity that makes it particularly enjoyable. For family consumption is advisable to leave the fruit to mature slowly and naturally, in cool environments between 5 and 12 ° C sealed in waterproof plastic bags. If you want to accelerate the ripening, it is enough to put the Kiwis in a bag with some ripe apples for a couple of days. Then they get their apples and kiwis are left to mature in an environment of 20 º C. is mainly consumed fresh, one of the most popular fruits worldwide. The best way to take it's peeling or cutting it in half and eaten with a spoon.