There are two varieties of ZESPRI® GREEN Kiwifruit, distinguished by their labels.
The classic ZESPRI® GREEN Kiwifruit
is also known as the Hayward variety and is the most commonly recognised and popular kiwifruit worldwide.
ZESPRI® GREEN Kiwifruit was first developed in New Zealand by Hayward Wright in the 1920’s. It is oval-shaped with brown, fuzzy skin. The vibrant, green flesh contrasts with a white core and small, black seeds. ZESPRI® GREEN Kiwifruit is a tangy, sweet and sour combination of invigorating flavours.
ZESPRI® GREEN Kiwifruit contain:
• twice the amount of vitamin C as an orange
• more potassium than a banana
• more fibre than a bowl of bran.
Regarded as a superfruit, ZESPRI® GREEN Kiwifruit is also high in trace minerals, vitamins, is naturally low in sodium, fat and has a low GI (glycaemic index). This ‘powerhouse’ fruit is one of the most nutrient-dense fruits available.
The second green variety which forms part of the ZESPRI suite of products is the ZESPRI® SWEET GREEN Kiwifruit.
It has a similar shape and visual appeal but offers a smoother, sweeter taste.
The new ZESPRI® SWEET GREEN Kiwifruit will primarily be sold in Japan in 2011. As production volumes increase in 2012, ZESPRI® SWEET GREEN Kiwifruit will be more widely available.