Rich in Vitamin C and anitoxidants, the fuzzy-skinned, neon-green kiwifruit is not only tasty, but an excellent choice to include in fruit salads, smoothies and desserts.
With only 42 calories per serving (1 medium) kiwifruit supplies about 85% of the recommended daily intake of Vitamin C and 31% of Vitamin K, as well as significant amounts of fiber, Vitamin E and potassium.
How to Buy and Store Kiwifruit
Choose blemish-free fruit that is firm to the touch, yet yields to slight pressure. This indicates that the fruit is ripe. If you don't plan to eat them right away, you can refrigerate kiwifruit for up to 1 week.
Since the flesh of kiwifruit is rather soft and creamy, it's best served raw or perhaps added to a stir fry during the last minute or two of cooking.
You can eat the skin if desired (be sure to wash it thoroughly), but the simplest way to prepare it is to cut it in half and scoop the flesh out with a spoon. You can then cut it up for a fruit salad, slice to top a fruit tart, or toss it in the blender to make a smoothie.