For some reason kiwis have become the hit of the year - or at least the week - with my children. Kiwis, those healthy little green delights that will pucker the faces of most three year olds don't seem a likely treat. They have less sugar than apples and more vitamin C than many other types of fruit but my children love them. Lucky for them I love the idea of them eating lots of fruits and veggies.
Fun for the Whole Family
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|Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)|
|Energy||255 kJ (61 kcal)|
|Dietary fiber||3 g|
|Vitamin A equiv.|
|Pantothenic acid (B5)|
Link to USDA Database entry
|†Percentages are roughly approximated using US recommendations for adults. |
Source: USDA Nutrient Database
The whole fruit, including the skin, is suitable for human consumption; however, the skin is often discarded due to its texture.
We've been eating the skins, my husband and I, and they also have a nice taste. I would almost say that they have a stronger kiwi flavor than the actual fruit inside. I just don't let our babies eat them because of the high fiber content.
No matter what part you eat you get a nice dose of vitamins.
The only time I got a reaction other than satisfaction from my little girl was when she bit into a softer spot. The kiwifruit had been bruised and it tasted a little different and had an unknown texture.
You can see why I love it that my children are so fond of the little green fruit. Let's just hope that the trend lasts!