Sweet Scoop on SunGold Kiwifruit
What is SunGold Kiwifruit?
Unlike Green Kiwifruit, new SunGold Kiwifruit have a smooth skin that is almost more a tender-shell than skin and a deep golden bronze flesh that is less acidic than typical Kiwifruit. I was impressed by my first SunGold – sticky sweet, juicy and refreshing, tropical yet not intense.
When is SunGold Kiwfruit ripe?
SunGold Kiwifruit are picked hard but at peak maturity and ripen off the vine, slowly. An unripe SunGold Kiwifruit is hard and not very juicy, while a ripe SunGold Kiwifruit will make come back for seconds with its sweet and mellow flavor and juicy flesh! A SunGold Kiwifruit is ready to eat when it gives to a gentle squeeze in the palm of your hand. The softer the fruit, the sweeter and juicier they’ll taste. Store firm SunGold Kiwifruit at room temperature until they’re ripe, or place them in a paper bag to speed up the process by trapping the natural ethylene emitted by the fruit. Ripe SunGold Kiwifruit can be held at that stage for about week in the fridge if you’re not ready to eat them.
How do you eat a SunGold Kiwifruit?
The easiest way to enjoy a ripe SunGold Kiwifruit simply slice it in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon.
SunGold Kiwifruit are fantastic for snacking but here are some of the other ways I enjoyed them while on my trip to New Zealand: smoothies, dried SunGold Kiwifruit, in Muesli, in a sauce over beef, in salads, served warm over grilled salmon, baked into muffins and as part of a salsa. Check out this awesome collection of Kiwifruit Recipes from the Zespri.
WHO IS ZESPRI KIWIFRUIT?
ZESPRI Brand Organic Kiwifruit are from a Coop of nearly 3,000 growers in New Zealand that wants to build awareness of their brand and the Organic Kiwifruit overall.
“In its passage from seed to shelf, ZESPRI is rooted in quality and fostered by passionate people every step of the way.”