The kiwi is a dynamo of nutrition. Ounce for ounce, a kiwi has more vitamin C than oranges, strawberries or grapefruit. Two large kiwi supply more potassium than a medium banana and almost as much fiber as a cup of bran flakes. All this nutrition for only 45 calories per kiwi.
You bet! If they are still firm when purchased, just place them in a paper bag. Check them daily and they’ll be ready to eat when they begin to feel soft.
If you want to hurry up the ripening process, add a few apples or bananas to the bag. These fruits give off ethylene gas which hastens ripening.
To keep ripe kiwi fresh for several days, place them in the refrigerator in a sealed plastic bag.
For breakfast, try adding kiwi to cereals or slicing on vanilla low-fat yogurt.
Cut the fruit in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon. The sweet and tart flavors mix well with other fruits, garden greens, and chicken dishes.
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Wilson, M., 2011, The Unbelievable Kiwi, Extension | University of Nevada, Reno, FS-11-23
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