About the size of an egg, kiwifruit is wrapped in russet-brown thin skin with short rather stiff hairs. The green firm pulp is dotted with a large amount of dark, nearly black tiny edible seeds that create this fruit's characteristic interior starburst pattern. Sweet-tart with a slightly acidic edge, this decorative fruit's succulent flavor is mainly sweet.
You can enjoy eating them fresh or blending them into juices. Kiwis pair well with grilled poultry, bananas, berries, mangoes, strawberries, raspberries, and oranges.
To store, refrigerate ripe fruit for up to 10 days. Refrigerated unripe fruit lasts up to one month.
Green Kiwi Smoothie
3 kiwis (remove the peels)
2 cups spinach leaves
- Cut mangoes and the kiwis into cubes and put them in the blender.
- Add water to about the height of the fruits in the blender, then blend.
- Once smooth, add the washed spinach leaves to loosely fill the blender up to the top. Blend again.
- Add frozen mangoes and bananas. Blend again and serve.