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Kiwiberries

Availability

New Zealand kiwiberries are harvested from late February to mid-April.

 

Storage and Handling

Kiwiberries should be stored in the refrigerator. Kiwiberries are ripe when soft to the touch. Handle all fresh produce with care and wash before eating.

 

History

Kiwiberries are thought to have originated in China, Siberia, Korea and Japan where the kiwiberry vines grow wild. 

 

Facts

  • Kiwiberries are a member of the kiwifruit family
  • They are small and have smooth, edible skins
  • Individual kiwiberries range from 5 to 20 grams

 

Growing Facts

  • The three main cultivars grown in New Zealand are Takaka Green, K2D4 and Marju Red
  • In New Zealand the majority of kiwiberries are grown in the Bay of Plenty region
  • New Zealand is one of the main kiwiberries producers to supply the international market, along with USA, Canada and Chile
  • Kiwiberry plants are deciduous, with female and male vines required for pollination

 

Image courtesy of Kiwi Produce Ltd.

Nutrition Information

125g

  Average Quantity per serving % Daily Intake per serve Average Quantity per 100 g
Energy (kJ/Cal) 359/85 4% 287/69
Protein (g) 1.3 3% 1.0
Fat, total (g) 0.4 1% 0.3
- saturated (g) 0.1 1% 0.1
Available carbohydrate (g) 17.4 6% 13.9
- sugars (g) 11.9 13% 9.5
Dietary Fibre (g) 3.5 12% 2.8
Sodium (mg) 1 0% 1
Vitamin C (mg) 101 252% RDI* 81
Vitamin E (mg) 2.9 29% RDI* 2.3
Potassium (mg) 338   270

Percentage Daily Intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ

Your daily Intakes may be higher or lower depending on your energy needs

*Recommended Dietary Intake (Average Adult)

Source: FOODfiles 2016

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