If there’s one thing we love most about summer it’s all the fresh foods. Forget cake and candy. What we crave most is diving into a giant platter of juicy, sweet, finger-licking fruit. But we’re getting tired of the same old. We know it hardly seems possible, but if we see another bowl of ripe, juicy strawberries we think we might scream. Or start tossing them around. We want something different. Something low maintenance. Something A-mazing.
Why We Love Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit
Tropically sweet and not as tart as the green kiwis we’re used to, these golden babes are the just what we need to satisfy our sweet cravings. Plus, they are easy to eat at any time of day. Just cut, scoop, and enjoy. These treats are more than a conversation starter—they’re pretty, too. And guilt-free.
In fact, kiwi is one of the most nutritious fruits around, packing a lot of power into a small package. We’re talking the quadrifecta: fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, too. Two kiwifruit contain about the same amount of fiber as a bowl of bran flakes (hello regularity!). They’ve also got Actinidin, a natural digestive enzyme that breaks down proteins, and provide all of our daily vitamin C needs with 3 times the vitamin C of oranges. Not into bananas? Scoop a kiwifruit and get your potassium that way. If you’re looking for folic acid, this fruit is one of the only natural sources, too.
Wondering how to eat them? Well, simple is always the best place to start. We like to cut our golden kiwifruit in half and dig out its goodness with a spoon. Talk about portability. They’re ideal for for picnics or a day out on the lake. Want to impress your guests? Slice some up to brighten a poolside fruit platter. Try adding to your morning greek yogurt parfait, or if you’re feeling daring, try one of the recipes on the Zespri website and serve to guests. They won’t know what hit them.
Not sure how to pick a good one? If you stick with the world-leading Zespri brand, you’ll be safe. Their comprehensive quality system ensures that they deliver great-tasting fruit every single time. When we’re picking a kiwifruit we look for that sticker and go.
Zespri is 100% owned by past and present New Zealand growers and are in-season between May and October. Stock your fridge today.