Kiwi fruit is a genuine star in the pantheon of exotic fruit. Its interesting shape, original flavour and emerald-green colour have been seducing palates all over the world for thousands of years.
The history of kiwi fruit, or Actinidia Deliciosa, starts in the valley of the Yangtze River in the south of China. Initially known as the Chinese gooseberry, the fruit was first called by its current name in 1974, thanks to Norman Sondag, an American importer. The man noticed that with its rounded shape, brown colour and hairy skin, the fruit resembles the New Zealand kiwi bird.
Kiwi fruit is a very rich source of vitamins C and K, and a good source of vitamin E, folic acid, potassium, copper, manganese and fibre, which helps to reduce the levels of bad cholesterol.
What's more, black kiwi seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. It's hard not to love the small kiwi fruit ;)