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Kiwi Gold – Food Of The Month

by Mike Carlson

YOU’VE PROBABLY tried kiwifruit, that furry-skinned, green-fleshed orb that tastes kind of like a tart strawberry. But now New Zealand growers are pushing a yellow-colored version we think is even better. Marketed under the name Zespri Gold, it’s sweeter–think mango or peach–but at the same time has fewer calories (40 in one medium fruit versus the original version’s 50). And as with the green types, a two-fruit serving has more vitamin C than an orange and more potassium than a banana, along with a variety of antioxidants.

While you can eat the skin (which is smooth rather than hairy), you probably won’t want to. Instead, cut the fruit in half and scoop out the insides, or peel with a knife and slice the bugger. The Zespri Gold is available in specialty markets and some supermarket chains between June and September.


Two medium Zespri Gold kiwifruit: 80 calories 20g carbs, 2g protein, 0.5g fat

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