Explore this page for tips on how to select, store and prepare kiwi.

Also In Season: Winter

Select It

Look for kiwifruit that feel slightly firm. Size does not affect taste. Avoid buying kiwi that are very soft, cracked or wrinkled.

Store It

  • Unripe kiwi can be ripened faster by placing in a paper bag on the counter.
  • Ripe kiwi can be stored on the counter for up to 2 weeks.
  • Store ripe kiwi in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks.

Reduce Food Waste

The fuzzy skin on the kiwi can be eaten too!

Prepare It

  • Eat whole, sliced or cut in half. Scoop out the fruit and enjoy.  You can eat the thin skin of kiwi, it’s full of fiber!
  • Slice or dice kiwi and add to your favorite smoothies. Mix kiwis, bananas and your favorite fruits in a blender with frozen fruit and yogurt, milk or preferred milk substitute (soy, oat, almond, coconut, etc). Add a twist … toss in a few baby spinach leaves for an extra green appearance.
  • Make a tropical salsa by combining kiwi with mango, peppers, honey, lime juice and cilantro. Use baked tortilla chips to scoop and enjoy.

Did You Know?

c Kiwi have more Vitamin C than oranges!  

p Potassium is a mineral that helps your brain tell your muscles when to move. It also helps keep your blood pressure healthy. Kiwis are a good source of potassium. 

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Recipes

Honey Gingered Fruit Salad

Ingredients

1 cup kiwi, peeled and sliced
1 large mango, peeled and cut into chunks
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 small banana, peeled and sliced
1 cup strawberries
1 cup seedless green grapes
1 cup nectarines, sliced

Honey Ginger Sauce
⅓ cup 100% orange juice
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey*
⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg
⅛ teaspoon ground ginger

Source: CA Champions for Change

Serving

Makes 6 servings. 1 cup each.

Prep time

30 minutes

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine fruit.

  2. In a small bowl, mix all honey ginger sauce ingredients until well blended.

  3. Pour honey ginger sauce over fruit and toss together.

  4. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes and serve chilled.

    Variations

    *Honey should not be given to children under one year old. You can substitute agave nectar or leave out the honey.
Also In Season: Winter
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