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Kiwifruit Nutritional Facts

A large kiwifruit contains more than twice the vitamin C of an orange, about 230 percent of the USDA recommended daily allowance. A serving of kiwifruit contains an average of 20% more potassium than a banana.
Did you know kiwifruit is the most nutrient dense fruit?

A study conducted by Dr. Paul Lachance of Rutgers University evaluated the nutritional value of fruits to determine–ounce for ounce–which provide the most nutrition. The study found that out of the 27 most commonly consumed fruits; kiwifruit is the most nutrient dense.

Guide to Kiwifruit
Can you eat the skin of a Kiwifruit?
The kiwifruit skin is completely edible and even adds extra nutrition to the most nutrient dense fruit!  Eating the skin makes kiwifruit a much easier snack. Also, sliced kiwifruit with the skin holds the slices together better and adds texture and nutrition.
Just wash and bite right in!  Eat the thin fuzzy skin just like you would on a peach and get extra nutrients and fiber with each bite.  Or you can scoop it.  Slice it in half through the middle and scoop with a spoon.  Kiwifruit is so special it comes with its own serving cup.

Harvest, Availability & Storage
Mallard Lake Ranch kiwifruit is available November through March. 
Choose kiwifruit that are slightly soft when you gently squeeze them.  If the kiwifruit is still hard it isn’t ripe yet and won’t be as sweet as it should be. 
You can easily ripen kiwifruit up in a day or two by putting the kiwifruit in a paper bag with an apple or banana, which produces a natural gas called ethylene that speeds up the ripening process.

Store fruit promptly in a cool place. For prolonged storage (up to 8 weeks), keep the fruit uncovered in your refrigerator's crisper. Do not store apples, pears, or other ethylene-producing fruits with kiwifruit, unless you would like to speed-ripen. At room temperature, fruit will keep from 2 to 4 weeks. Avoid physical damage, since damage may hasten ripening and spoilage.

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