Project Description

Kiwi

kiwi

It has a fibrous, dull greenish-brown skin and bright green or golden flesh with rows of tiny, black, edible seeds. The fruit has a soft texture and a sweet but unique flavor, and today is a commercial crop in several countries. Our kiwifruits are selected varieties from the region of Epirus in the northwest of Greece.

Kiwifruit is a rich source of vitamin C and vitamin K, and a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin E.[28][29] The fruit and skin contain flavonoids, actinidin and adhered pollen which may produce irritation in the mouth and throat of some allergic individuals. Kiwifruit seed oil contains on average 62% alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid. Usually a medium size kiwifruit provides about 46 calories, 0.3 g fat, 1 g protein, 11 g carbohydrates, and 2.6 g dietary fiber found partly in the edible skin. Kiwifruit is often reported to have mild laxative effects, due to its significant levels of dietary fiber.

Kiwifruit can be grown in most temperate climates with adequate summer heat.