EN on Foods

August 2003 Issue

Vibrant Green (and Gold) Kiwifruit Boast Key Nutrients

The Folklore: Kiwifruit (Actinidia deliciosa) was considered a delicacy by the great khans of China, who relished its tangy flavor and emerald-green flesh. Known then as “yang tao” (literally strawberry peach) or “Chinese gooseberries” in English, this funny fuzzy brown fruit wasn’t introduced to the U.S. until 1904. It actually is a berry—the fruit of a vine.

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