Recipies with kiwi
|Chocolate Orange Fondue||Easy||322||Saveurs du Monde|
|Fresh Fruit Puff Pastry Tart||Easy||128.3||Saveurs du Monde|
|Green Power Smoothie - Lactose and Gluten free||Easy||258.5||Saveurs du Monde|
|Kiwi Chi Chi - vodka||Easy||237||Saveurs du Monde|
|Kiwi Ice Cream||Easy||206.9||Saveurs du Monde|
* This information is for illustrative purposes only. Your cooking techniques and products used can significantly change the nutritional values of your recipe.
The real name of the kiwi is "actinidia." Originally from China, this fruit was developed in New Zealand, and so naturally it adopted the name of the kiwi, the tailless and long-beaked bird that is the country's symbol.
The kiwi's history began a very long time ago in the Chang Kiang valley in China. The khans considered it a refined food and praised its emerald colour. It was only near the end of the 19th century that some seeds were sent to England. The kiwi arrived in the United States in 1904 and in New Zealand in 1906. The United States produces kiwis from October to May, and since the seasons are reversed in New Zealand, kiwis are available for import practically twelve months of the year.
The kiwi is ovoid in shape. It has a relatively thin skin covered with fine brown hairs. The interior offers a more intense green than any other fruit, speckled with tiny little edible black seeds. There also exists a golden variety.
Rich in vitamin C
The skin should be taut and the fruit should yield slightly to the touch. The flesh should be very green and not too soft, with no bruises or blemishes, since its flavour can easily turn sour.
Will keep for several days at room temperature and more than a week in the crisper of the refrigerator.
Hints and tips
If your kiwi isn't ripe enough and you're in a hurry to eat it, place the kiwi in a plastic bag with an apple: the ethylene given off by the apple will hasten the ripening process.
- Can be eaten plain from its "shell" like an egg
- Plain, peeled and sliced, kiwis make a very attractive garnish for a cheesecake.
- Kiwi is a wonderful accompaniment to meat and pairs perfectly with other exotic fruits.