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The Instacart guide to green kiwis


About green kiwis

Originally called the Chinese gooseberry, the green kiwi is a sweet-tart fruit native to China. Green kiwis are oval-shaped berries the size of a large egg. The outer skin is brown and covered with tiny, stiff hairs. The bright green outer flesh and lighter green inner flesh are separated by a starburst-shaped ring of tiny, black, edible seeds. All parts of the green kiwi fruit are edible, although most discard the skin due to its tough, unpleasant texture. Green kiwis taste sweet and tangy, with a slight acidic bite.

There are three kinds of green kiwi on supermarket shelves today:
  • Hayward: The Hayward green kiwi was developed in New Zealand by Hayward Wright in the 1920s. The Hayward kiwi was first grown commercially in the 1940s and is the most common green kiwi sold in grocery stores today. The Chinese gooseberry was renamed in New Zealand because the fruits resembled the native kiwi bird.
  • Blake: This kiwi is small with greenish, fuzzy skin. The flavor of Blake kiwis is not as desirable as other varieties. 
  • Saanichton 12: The Saanichton 12 variety was developed in British Columbia. This green kiwi is slightly more rectangular than the Hayward variety. The Saanichton 12 green kiwi has a sweet-tart flavor similar to Hayward, but the pale green inner flesh is often tough and inedible.
The green kiwi is available year-round in grocery stores. China is the leading producer of green kiwis in the world. Ninety percent of the green kiwi sold in the United States is grown in California.

Green kiwis are packed with nutrition. One kiwi fruit contains 61 calories and provides 112% of your daily vitamin C needs. A green kiwi has more potassium than a medium banana and is high in folate, vitamin B-6, copper, magnesium, vitamin E, vitamin K, and manganese. The edible seeds provide lots of soluble and insoluble fiber. Kiwis also provide iron, zinc, calcium, niacin, and choline. The bright green flesh is high in antioxidants and carotenoids such as beta-carotene and lutein.

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