Why you should always have a kiwifruit in your kitchen

Why you should always have a kiwifruit in your kitchen

  • Zespri SunGold kiwifruit
  • Zespri Green kiwifruit

When we’re preparing food for the family, there are some staples that we always want to make sure are in the cupboard – like a couple of eggs for whipping up a quick and tasty omelette at any time of the day. But what about other ingredients? You might be surprised by just how versatile and useful some of these can be. For example, with a Zespri SunGold kiwifruit always in your fridge, you’ll never have to worry about boring meals again!

But can I cook with a kiwifruit?


Yes! Whilst it’s true that Zespri SunGold kiwifruit is best enjoyed raw, that doesn’t mean it can’t make a tasty addition to hot dishes. Everyone’s tastes are different, but our advice is to use quick heating methods (such as frying it dry), so not to lose any of that delicious juiciness.

Is there a best way to eat a kiwifruit?


No! One of the things we love most about the Zespri SunGold kiwifruit is that it is incredibly versatile. There are absolutely no rules when it comes to enjoying this healthy treat. Some people cut it in half and then scoop out the delicious juicy centre with a spoon. Others prefer to peel, slice and munch – making it the perfect ready-to-eat snack. Whatever way you decide on, one thing is for sure: your Zespri SunGold kiwifruit will be bursting with nutrients and minerals1!

And what about the kiwifruit skin?


Go for it! The skin of a Zespri SunGold kiwifruit is extremely rich in fibre, which (as with many other fruits and vegetables), makes it a tasty and nutritious part to eat. Of course if you aren’t going to peel the fruit, make sure you wash the skin thoroughly first. And if you’re not too keen on the fine hairs found on some kiwifruit varieties, then just give them a quick brush off before you bite.

Can I make breakfast more exciting with Zespri SunGold kiwifruit?


Without a doubt! The Zespri SunGold kiwifruit is deliciously sweet and juicy, which means it can brighten up even the most overcast of mornings. Now that school is out, it’s even more important to find tasty and exciting ways for kids to enjoy a healthy start to the day. With the Zespri SunGold Layered Muesli Bowl, you’ll keep little tummies full and happy until lunchtime.


  1. USDA national nutrient database for standard reference (release 28) 2015. Available from: https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/ (accessed 9 January 2017)