It's time to rethink kiwifruit. While kiwifruit make a flavorful,
healthful snack, they also add a fresh, fruity flair to salads,
desserts, baked goods, sandwiches and even cocktails.
Bacon Lettuce and Kiwifruit Sandwich (BLK). (Photo: Business Wire)
New Zealand Zespri® Kiwifruit is abundant in markets now
through October. Enjoy the nutritional benefits of kiwifruit with these
tasty new recipes that show off the fruit's versatility and sweet-tangy
Because of their flavor and juiciness, kiwifruit also make a sweet base
for these cocktail recipes:
"Kiwifruit have a wonderfully balanced flavor - a little sweet, a little
tart - that plays vry well in everything from entrees to desserts,"
said Michele Hoard, senior marketing manager for Zespri®
Kiwifruit North America. "A current culinary trend is playing around
with sweet notes in savory dishes and vice versa, and kiwifruit are the
perfect ingredient to experiment with."
The newest member of the Zespri® family, SunGold, has golden
yellow flesh and a sweet, refreshing tropical flavor, with just a slight
tangy note. SunGold are bigger and have smoother skin than their more
familiar green kiwifruit cousins, but they are grown with the same care
and commitment to quality.
That tropical sweetness comes through in baked desserts and drinks. In
the SunGold Kiwifruit Raspberry Cobbler, the fruit gets even sweeter
when baked and served warm, pairing well with earthy raspberries and a
rich buttermilk crust. And made with a whole SunGold Kiwifruit, a
kiwitini is a refreshing drink on a hot day, with a dash of sour mix
enhancing the fruit's natural tang.
Both green kiwifruit and SunGold are a surprising addition to a classic
sandwich. Layers of sweet kiwifruit and smoky bacon may just make the
BLK (that's bacon, lettuce and kiwifruit) the new summer staple. A smear
of herby cheese spread brings out the kiwifruit's savory side. And Zespri®
Green Kiwifruit are an absolute must in a Shades of Green Super Foods
Salad - they're the tangy connection bringing together fresh cucumbers,
hearty greens, meaty edamame and rich pistachios, all in a honey-lime
Along with being a delicious addition to recipes, kiwifruit alone are
nutritional powerhouses. Two medium-sized kiwifruit have fewer than 100
calories, more vitamin C than an orange and as much potassium as a
banana. Kiwifruit are low in fat, saturated fat and sodium, and they are
free of cholesterol. They are also high in fiber and a great source of
micronutrients including folate, vitamin E and antioxidants, which
promote health and vitality. One large kiwifruit has a moderate to low
glycemic index of 39. This means it does not rapidly raise blood glucose
These recipes and many more can be found at ZespriKiwi.com. New
Zealand-grown Zespri® Kiwifruit are available in the United
States and Canada for a limited time, from June through October.
Zespri® International (www.ZespriKiwi.com)
exports the world's premium kiwifruit and is recognized as one of the
world's most successful horticulture marketing companies. Zespri®
is owned by the 2,400-plus kiwifruit growers of New Zealand, who
collectively produce more than 86 million trays of fruit each year.
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