Consider the Kiwi
Originally called the Chinese Gooseberry, the kiwifruit was renamed when it began to be exported from New Zealand, when marketers thought the new name had more appeal.
At first glance, there’s not much that seems appealing about this fuzzy brown fruit. However, it has many health and taste benefits. Kiwifruit is a nice combination of sweet and tart, and pairs nicely with other fruits, meats, and salads. One kiwi contains about 60 calories, 100 percent of your daily Vitamin C needs, and more potassium than half a banana.
Kiwifruit is available in most, if not all grocery stores year round, and is a cost-effective way to increase fiber, potassium, and other important nutrients. If you’re new to kiwi fruit, you might enjoy a tip on one of our recent podcasts about an easy way to eat them. And if you’d like a few more helpful facts and some recipe ideas to get you started, this site is a good place for further reading.
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