Friday, January 6, 2012

Kiwis…. A fruit conundrum

I love fruit, I didn’t until recently, I know I’m a weirdo. But one of my all time favorites are kiwis. Tangy green and a super sweet core. Delicious! Although I hate peeling them….ha-ha, if I could hire a full time kiwi peeler I would. thats my conundrum, I love them and would eat them everyday if I could, but since i have to spend time peeling it and yes im that lazy, I only have them ocasionally. Maybe its just me but I don’t remember eating a kiwi until I was like 6 or 7 I remember going to the grocery store and my mom was like what are these brown things? Let’s get some!

And as it turns out, kiwis are a relatively new fruit in the United States. Originally called Chinese gooseberries, where the fruit grows natively they were imported into the states in 1904 but didn’t receive agricultural testing and planting here until 1935. But then commercially they didn’t grow until the 1970’s when a small crop of 1,200 was grown here in California. ( Yay ! California knows how to party……..with KIWIS!)  And it wasn’t until 1984 that they were declared the “it” new fruit which meant that sales were boosting its popularity. Today California is one of the largest kiwi producers in the world.
Also (HERE IS A LIFE CHANGING FACT FOR ME) did you know you DON'T have to peel them to eat them the skin is actually edible and in fact makes kiwi consumption a lot easier. I don’t know about that, but we’ll see.
So kiwis …. bottom line awesome, adorable, and delicious. Super fruit extraordinaire!
need to know more: kiwi info

1 comment:

  1. you also don't have to peel it because all you have to do is cut it in half and then take a spoon to the inside!