Is the skin edible?
Yes! You can eat the whole of your Zespri Kiwi, including the skin. What’s more, the skin is extremely rich in fibre. If you’re not too keen on the fine hairs on the Zespri Green, simply brush them off before you take a bite. And as with applies, pears and any other fruit you eat unpeeled, make sure you rinse the kiwi first.
Can I freeze a kiwi?
Yes! Freezing is a very easy way of keeping fruit and vegetables for as long as possible. You can also put kiwis in the freezer, for use subsequently in the preparation of delicious smoothies, desserts or other dishes.
When does my kiwi taste best?
At the risk of repeating ourselves, Zespri Kiwis are absolutely delicious. No doubt you’ve found that out for yourself. But when are they at their best? Immediately after you’ve bought them? Or is it better to leave them to ripen for a while? And when are they perfectly ripe?
Did you know that … kiwi fruit can make meat more tender?
Kiwi fruit contain a very special enzyme that does not occur in any other kind of fruit: actinidine. Actinidine breaks down protein. Put it in contact with a piece of meat and the meat becomes more tender. So you can use kiwis to tenderise your piece of meat. How?