Nutritional Facts of Fruit

Kiwi fruit

Kiwi fruit

Major Growing Areas

For more than a thousand years, Actinidia chinensis has been cultivated in China without receiving much attention. In early 20th century, it was introduced to countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States, France and New Zealand. Currently, New Zealand is the most reputable kiwi fruit producing country. Other major kiwi fruit producers include California of the United States, Italy and Germany.


The most famous ones are Hayward and Bruno as well as Golden Kiwi from New Zealand.
The Chinese ones are mainly divided into three categories, namely A. chinensis var. chinensis, A. chinensis var. hispida and A. chinensis var. setosa.

Nutritional Values

Kiwi fruits are rich in potassium and vitamin C. The vitamin C content of a kiwi fruit is almost equivalent to the amount we need per day.

Per 100 g (Approx. 1½ kiwi fruits)
Energy 61 kcal
Sugar 9.0 g
Vitamin C 92.7 mg
Dietary Fibre 3.0 g
Potassium 312 mg

Buying Tips

Kiwi fruits become sweet only when ripe. If you wish to speed up the ripening process, you can put a kiwi fruit in a plastic bag together with an apple or a banana. After 24 hours, gently press the kiwi fruit with your finger. The kiwi fruit is ready for consumption if it feels soft.

Interesting Titbits

Generally, the vitamin C content of a Golden Kiwi is higher than that of a kiwi fruit with green flesh. Since Golden Kiwi contains an enzyme that breaks down protein, it can be used as a marinade to tenderise meat by softening its fibres.

One Serving of Fruit is Equivalent to:

2 small-sized kiwi fruits

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