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Golden Kiwi

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Introduction

Golden kiwi (Actinidia chinensis) is a fruiting vine native to China. It is one of the 40 different species which belong to Actinidia genus and it is very closely related to Actinidia deliciosa the most common commercial kiwifruit.  Golden kiwi has a bronze skin, with a beak shape at the stem attachment and its flesh colour can vary from bright green to intense yellow. Their size is similar to a chicken egg.  

 

History

Golden kiwi is originated from China and it is mostly found in the southeast region of the country. From China, it was introduced in New Zealand at the beginning of the 20th century. New Zealand is the first country to commercially grow golden kiwi and in later years golden kiwi was introduced in many different countries.


Regions

The fruit is native in China but it was introduced in many countries around the globe. Nowadays it mostly produced in China, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, South Africa, Turkey, North America, Chile, and Japan.


Flavours & Texture

Golden kiwi has a smoother and sweeter taste compared to green kiwi because it contains a higher amount of fructose. Its taste is sweet and tropical with notes of pineapple and mango. It also has a softer texture compared to green kiwi. 


Preparation

You can either cut it in half with a knife or you can cut it in slices. You can eat the skin of the fruit if you like as it is very soft. You can have in a fruit salad, juice, or in your smoothies.   


Nutritional Value

Golden kiwi contains a relatively low amount of calories and it is a very good source of fibre, minerals and vitamins. 

 

Calories per 100 g

60.8 kcal

Fat

0.7 g

Carbohydrates

13.5 g

Fibre

2.7 g

Protein

0.7 g

Calcium

2% of the RDI

Iron

2% of the RDI

Vitamin C

244% of the RDI

Vitamin A

2% of the RDI