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new kiwi on the block

Was I living under a rock for the past few years or have Sungold Kiwis only recently become mainstream (and by mainstream I mean mainstream on your Instagram feed)? I was honestly shocked to learn this fruit has been around for 15 years! At any rate, it wasn’t more than 3 hours after I saw them on Pinterest that I was putting in an Instacart order so I could try them for myself.

I’m not the biggest fan of the more common green kiwi - only because I think they’re a pain to peel (and, furthermore, it frustrates me that the skin isn’t more edible, because that’s all the fiber, and I hate to see it go to waste!), and they’re typically too tart for my taste.

The great news is, Sungold Kiwis solve BOTH of these dilemmas!

Sungold Kiwis have a sweeter taste that is closer to a melon or mango, AND the skin is smoother so you don’t have to peel it - and better yet, it won’t rip up the insides of your mouth. Of course, you can absolutely cut it in half, scoop out the fruit, and leave the flesh behind, but do I need to remind you again about fiber? Because I will! Eating the skin of a kiwi (Sungold or non) will provide DOUBLE the fiber than if you’d eat the flesh alone.

Why else is the Sungold Kiwi nutritious?

Per 2 Kiwifruit

  • 290% Daily Value of Vitamin C (as the marketing makes clear, that’s more Vitamin C than an Orange!)

  • 2g Fiber (half as much as a green kiwi, but remember, that’s only if you’re eating the prickly skin!)

  • Also, (not pictured..) 10% Daily Value of Potassium!

Similar to other fruits, storing Sungold kiwi in the fridge will slow the ripening process, and storing in close proximity to other fruits will speed it up! Depending on your storage method, ripe fruits will last between 5-7 days.

Is it any surprise that my favorite way to eat them is on a GG cracker? I’m a big fan of the new gluten-free cinnamon GGs - have you tried?! If not - you MUST top them with ricotta cheese, sliced sungold kiwi, & a drizzle of honey and let me know what you think!

Oh! They’re also great in cocktails.

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