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Delicious Zespri kiwi facts


Snacking on a kiwi fruit

Kiwis have more nutritional value than virtually any other popular fruit. They are filled to the brim with vitamins, minerals and other essential elements to help you keep your and your family healthy and full of vitality. 

If you and your family are fed up with oranges, bored with apples and uninspired by bananas, why not try a kiwi fruit as a delicious alternative? They have twice the amount of vitamin C as an orange, as much fibre as a bowl of bran flakes and the same potassium as a banana, but at 120 kcal, only half the calories.

Kiwis are low in fat with a low GI, and count as one of your five a day, making them an ideal snack at any time of the day. Plus, Gold variety Zespri Kiwis are high in folic acid, making them perfect for right after school, or as part of your child’s lunchbox.



Zespri is committed to being as environmentally friendly as possible, while at the same time ensuring all Zespri kiwis stay packed with vitamins and minerals. The company uses recyclable or reusable packaging, helps growers reduce waste and limits the water used in farming the fruit, as well as aiming to reduce a kiwi’s carbon footprint to the minimum.



Great kiwi ideas

Kiwi fruit are great on their own, but also are delicious when added to drinks, as a snack, or as part of a meal or dessert.

A Gold variety Zespri kiwi makes a healthy smoothie when mixed with semi-skimmed milk and runny honey. Or try a tasty salad by mixing kiwi with celery, walnuts, gherkins, onion and cumin, delicious with some pitta bread.
Or if it’s a quick fix you want, simply slice into yoghurt.


Zespri kiwis come in three delicious varieties: Zespri Green, Zespri Gold and Zespri Organic. The Green variety of Kiwis are vibrant and green-fleshed, tasting tangy and refreshing.

Or if you’re in the mood for something different, the newest variety, Zespri Gold, is a hairless type of kiwi with a uniquely tropical taste and a juicy texture making it perfect for children and adults alike. 

Zespri Green Kiwifruit is sold the whole year round. Zespri Gold is available from May till September and from November till January.




Looking for some cheeky sneaky ways to get your kids eating more fruit? Here's what some Mumsnetters had to suggest...

Family eating a kiwi

Start early by buying plastic fruit and vegetables as toys. Then teddy can have an apple at the same time! Cleanandclothed

Dip things that can be quite sharpe like kiwi, berries and pineapple into melted chocolate, then pop in the fridge. Then just add to yoghurt. Smokinaces

Try mixing up orange juice, lemonade and chopped up fruit and cucumbers to make ‘Pimms number 1’. Give your kids cocktail sticks and they will spend ages ‘fishing’ for fruit and seeing who can scoff the most. whomovedmychocolate

Make fruit ‘pizza’ on a pancake, using cream instead of cheese and fruit instead of toppings. Then each month you can try a new fruit topping. Belledechocolatefluffybunny

My four kids love ‘yoghurt honey fruit surprise’. Just chop up any fruit, and bury it under a dollop of natural yoghurt drizzled with honey. Get them to see if they can guess what fruit might be buried underneath. Mackerel





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