Calories in kiwi fruit
A half cup of sliced kiwifruit has 50 calories (CDC), and a single one weighing 74 grams has 45 calories.
That serving size has 8 grams of sugers out of the 13 grams of total carbohydrates.
There are 3 grams of fiber.
It almost matches the high potassium of a banana (for its weight) with approximately 300 milligrams, plus offers 140% of Vitamin C Daily Value.
Choose plump kiwis with undamaged skin.
You may peel them or eat the skin (wash them and make sure there are no agricultural or chemical residues).
Many people choose to eat the skin when they are just eating them fresh.
If you are serving them in a fruit salad, fruit tray, or garnish, they are usually peeled and sliced.
When used with meats, the actinidin enzymes will tenderize the proteins.
But watch out! It will also break down daily proteins like ice cream and yogurt, so serve those dishes immediately.
Actinidin may also cause an allergic reaction for people sensitive to latex, pineapple, or papaya.
Kiwi and strawberry slices are commonly used together for the accented red and green colors and go-together flavors, especially in desserts.
It can also be added to tropical fruit chutneys, salsas, and sauces.
What is kiwifruit?
It's really a berry that grows on a vine.
There are about 400 varieties and has been called a Chinese gooseberry. Most storebought fruit is the cultivar New Zealand Hayward.
It is grown throughout the world and there are hardy varieties for northern climates, also.
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