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Keen on Kiwi

Bright green flesh and a mix of delicious tastes make this odd-looking fruit fly high on flavor.

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Try these mouthwatering kiwis.

Since soaring out of obscurity to become one of the world's most popular fruits, the kiwi is now an important American fruit crop too. This means you'll find ripe kiwis nesting in the produce aisles all year.

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  • Kiwis are an excellent source of vitamin C, fiber, and cancer-fighting phytochemicals. They also offer good amounts of vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, iron, and potassium.
  • Buy firm (but not hard) fruits that have a sweet, floral aroma. Size doesn't matter -- small kiwis taste the same as the larger fruit.
  • Ripe kiwis will keep for several days at room temperature. Unripe kiwi fruit can be held for 2 weeks or more in the fruit or vegetable drawer of your refrigerator. Once fully ripe, use kiwis within a few days or they will wrinkle.
Slice the kiwi fruit gently.

The skin of a kiwi fruit is edible, but many people prefer to peel the fruit first. To peel a kiwi, first cut the ends off the fruit with a sharp knife. Run a teaspoon -- bowl facing inward -- under the skin and halfway down the length of the fruit to separate it. Turn fruit over and repeat from other end. Gently push the fruit through the loosened skin.

Kiwi Recipes

Fuzzy Kiwi Lemonade Grab extra kiwis to make this lemonade chilly with Kiwi Ice Cubes.

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Kiwi Peach Cobbler Peaches and kiwi bake under a cinnamon-and-clove topper in this homey dessert.

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