kiwi fruit

/KEE-wee (froot)/

Native to China, where it was called the ‘Sunny Peach’, the kiwi fruit is a vine fruit. It was often called ‘Chinese gooseberry’ because some felt it had the same flavour. It was annexed by New Zealand where the Golden Zespri, a richer, sweeter version, has been developed. It has a woolly skin and luminous green flesh. It is often used as a garnish because of its colour.

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