Kiwi fruit is native to eastern Asia where several species of Actinidia grow wild.
In the 20th century, seeds were taken from the Yangtze valley to New Zealand where commercial cultivation began in the 1930s.
Many people liken the taste of kiwi fruit, to a combination of other fruits, including strawberries, nectarines, and pineapple.
Kiwi is a an excellent source of vitamin C, with one fruit providing 117% of the RDI for this age-defying antioxidant.
Antioxidant Score (ORAC)=882
Selecting and Storing Kiwi
Select plump kiwi that yield to gentle pressure and are fragrant. To ripen kiwis, leave them at room temperature, away from heat or direct sunlight, for a few days to a week.