Yes, that’s right. Kiwis also contain a great source of vitamin C and both insoluble and soluble fiber. Kiwi also contains folic acid, a nutrient essential in women of childbearing age.

According to Rutger’s University, researchers found that kiwi fruit has the best nutrient density when compared to 21 commonly consumed fruits. The potassium in kiwi has been shown to help to lower blood pressure.

While kiwi fruit is indigenous to Southeast Asia, and we think of New Zealand as the Kiwi “capital of the world,” they grown quite well in sunny California! They are plentiful from October through May.

When shopping for kiwi, look for ones that are mostly dense to the touch. They will ripen within a day or two at home. An easy way to eat kiwi is to simply slice in half, and then scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Enjoy!