Kiwifruit derives its name from New Zealandís Kiwi bird. While a major export of this mountainous Pacific island, the fruit is widely grown wherever climatic conditions allow, throughout both hemispheres. The most common variety is called Hayward. It is covered with a downy fuzz, and its thin brown skin breaks open to reveal velvety bright green flesh sprinkled with a ring of tiny, edible black seeds.
The taste of kiwi fruit, which ranges from sweet to tart, has been compared with a combination of other fruits, such as strawberries, nectarines, and melons. Kiwifuit is higher in vitamin C than most fruits. It also has anti-oxidants, fiber, folic acid and is a good source of potassium. Once considered an exotic specialty item, it has become immensely popular in the past two decades. It is a fruit widely recognized and loved in the U.S.
TRUCCO imports its own brand KiwiStar from Italy as well as others like Made in Blu.