Kiwi Fruit (Chinese Gooseberry).


Shaped like a fuzzy brown egg on the outside with sweet yet tangy, juicy flesh inside, the kiwi blends well with other fruits in salads, can be used as a garnish, on cakes, and in marinades.

Although kiwi is indigenous to southern China and was transplanted to New Zealand around the turn of the 19th to the 20th century, it found ideal growing and soil conditions in the temperate climate of this two-island nation.

High in vitamin C and potassium, this fruit, gained prominence in world markets in the past 30 years thanks to the marketing efforts of New Zealand farmers who recognized the potential of its unique colour, flavour, texture and visual appeal soon after the first fruits were harvested from imported plants.

Today, kiwi represents 29 percent of all horticultural exports of New Zealand, despite the fact that the U. S. A, Chile, Italy, Spain, Israel and France grow and export it to many countries. Regardless, kiwi from any other country but New Zealand lacks the flavour of those grown in New Zealand.

New Zealand growers have also developed a gold kiwi with smooth bronze skin, silken flesh and exotic flavour.

There is literally no substitute for New Zealand kiwi and the imaginative cook will find novelle ways to use this unique and tasty fruit.




  1. So interesting to learn that kiwi originated in China but only found its ideal growing conditions in New Zealand.

    I’ve enjoyed kiwis from California, but by far the best I’ve ever had are the Gold Kiwis grown in New Zealand.
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  2. Fruit is the best food of human life. I have eaten the China fruit. It is so delicious and testy. Everybody have to take the test if anyone want to enjoy that fruit.

  3. The Kiwi is a great fruit. It is interesting to learn that it comes from China. It is one of the few foods that does not lose its taste during transport. I have never had a bland Kiwi.
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  4. I love the “Kiwi” please tell me where get it..

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  6. I love kiwi fruit not only is it good but it’s a antioxidant rich food. This site has some interesting facts on the kiwi that I did’t know about knowing that the fruit can from china I didn’t not know that great site I will share with others.