Meet Kiwee, Kiwi’s Little Cousin

kiweeby Steven Doyle

Just when you thought you tried every fruit imaginable, comes along a new taste sensation… the Kiwee. This is the younger cousin to the fruit, kiwi. Unlike its counterpart, the kiwee has no fur and does  not need to be peeled to be eaten. The fruit is not genetically modified, and was actually discovered growing wild in China. The fruit had a short shelf life and did not take kindly to shipment. New Zealand fruit growers cross-bred the heartiest versions of the fruit to solve that problem, and soon the kiwee was born.  

The fruit was originally marketed to children since the kiwee is easy to eat and had a flavor profile children loved. The kiwee is about the size of a small strawberry and very easy to eat.

The little fruit makes a perfect addition to a salad, a dessert topping or even tossed in a bowl of cereal to enhance what could be an otherwise bland experience. You may find the little guys at your local Whole Foods or Central Market.


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