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Kiwi Fruit

Kiwi FruitThe Kiwi fruit is named after the bird of the same name from Zealand, where it's also grown, though its other name, Chinese gooseberry, reflects its original country of origin. In ancient times Chinese khans considered kiwifruit to be an aphrodisiac.

The brown and hairy exterior of this egg-shaped fruit doesn't look promising, but inside it's a different story - sweet, yielding, bright green flesh, prettily dotted with black seeds. The flavour is distinctive but hard to pin down - some say it's like strawberry, others say pineapple.
Kiwi fruits contain about as much potassium as bananas, and also contain 1.5 times the daily recommended intake of Vitamin C. It is also rich in Vitamins A and E, and its black seeds can be crushed to produce kiwi fruit oil, which is very rich in Alfa-Linoleic Acid (an important Omega-3 essential fatty acid).