Zespri Organic Green Kiwifruit are harvested in New Zealand in the Bay of Plenty, where the rich volcanic soil, high sunshine hours and regular natural rainfall provide a highly fertile environment. It takes over three years to prepare the soil and orchards to grow Zespri Organic Kiwifruit, and strict principles of organic production support healthy vines and healthy fruit.
Kiwifruit is a great-tasting superfood with a low glycemic index. The powerful combination of Vitamin C, actinidin, potassium and folate gives Zespri Kiwifruit one of the highest nutrient density and adequacy scores compared to other common fruit.
- It is a rich source of Vitamin C, with one Zespri Kiwifruit providing more Vitamin C than an orange. One a day will keep your Vitamin C levels strong and strengthen your natural defenses.
- It is a good source of dietary fiber, which is important to keep the digestive system healthy.
- Actinidin, a protease enzyme unique to Kiwifruit, helps us digest several food proteins found in meat, milk, legumes and cereal.
From breakfast to dessert, there are countless ways to enjoy Kiwifruit. Kiwifruit is great as a snack on its own, but it is also a fantastic ingredient for drinks, salads, sweet desserts and even soups or savory entrees. Zespri has some amazing recipes available to inspire you:
SALADS, SOUPS & APPETIZERS
- Tropical Salad with Zespri Kiwifruit Honey Dressing
- Fresh Crabmeat & Kiwi Salad
- Rare Roasted Beef Salad
- Chilled Kiwi Cantaloupe Soup
- Kiwi Gazpacho with Dill & Salmon
- Kiwi Bruschetta with Feta Cream & Herbs
- Kiwi Lollies with Parma Ham & Parmesan Snow
- Kiwi with Mussels “On The Rocks”
- Marinated Lamb Cutlets with Zespri Green Kiwifruit Salsa
- Barbecue Prawns & Kiwifruit Kebabs with Couscous
- Kiwi Bagel with Avocado & Smoked Salmon
- Kiwifruit Chutney with Lamb Kebabs
- Korma Kiwi Curry
- Pan-Seared Salmon with Kiwifruit Salsa
- Roasted Chicken Breast with Kiwi Salsa
BEVERAGES & SMOOTHIES
- Zespri Zinger
- Kiwi Melon Sangria
- Kiwifruit Vesper
- Modern Mixologist Green Goddess
- Rum Kiwi Daisy
- Smoothie with Kiwi, Mango and Pineapple
- Tropical Smoothie
- Zespri Green Kiwifruit & Apple Smoothie
- Fruit Crepes with Kiwifruit Sauce
- Kiwi & Mango Noodles
- Kiwi Granita
- Kiwi Ice Lollies
- Kiwi Strawberries with Sabayon
- Kiwi with White Chocolate Panna Cotta
- Kiwi Stacks with Cinnamon Mascarpone
- Summer Kiwifruit Tartlets
Challenge: Can you create a menu that uses Kiwifruit in every course?