All about Kiwis
Both a fruit and a bird!
So what's a Kiwi?
Information about Kiwifruit
Kiwifruit is also a good source of vitamin C and vitamin K, and a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin E.
A normal sized Kiwifruit provides 46 calories, 0.3 g of fat, 1 g of protein, 11 g of carbohydrates, and 2.6 g of dietary fiber.
A Brief history
Before, being called "Chinese gooseberries", the first commercial planting of these occurred in 1937 in New Zealand by a Jim MacLoughlin and the fruit was popular with American serviceman stationed there during World War II.
In 1952, the fruit was exported to the US market.
Soon, there was a debate on the fruit's official name once it gained popularity after New Zealanders discarded the name of Chinese Gooseberries. Some time after World War II, it was marketed under the name of "Melonette". Shortly after the new name was rejected due to melons and berries supposedly "attracted high duties".
Then, Jack Turner, one of the exporters of the company "Turners and Growers" suggested the name "kiwifruit" after the bird species "kiwi", New Zealand's national symbol, as the bird and fruit resemble each other. (Small, brown, and furry)