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Kiwi – Eating Summer’s Great Fruit

Kiwi - Eating Summer's Great FruitOne of summer’s great fruits is kiwi. Whether you grow your own or can’t resist them at the farmer’s market or grocery store, it’s a great idea to eat more of this healthy fruit, packed with vitamins C and E, potassium, fiber, and lutein. Kiwi is also great for the weight-conscious, containing just 46 calories a piece. Try these delicious kiwi food ideas:

* Eat alone. Cut off the fuzzy outer layer (found on most, but not all) kiwi and eat raw, like any other fruit.

* With dairy. Peel, chop, and sprinkle into cottage cheese or yogurt.

* Kiwi chutney. Into a saucepan, place 2 lbs. peeled and chopped kiwis; 2 peeled and chopped bananas; 3 purple onions, chopped finely; the zest of 1 lemon; 1 cup raisins; 1 cup packed brown sugar; 1 teaspoon ground ginger; ½ teaspoon each: cayenne pepper, ground allspice, ground nutmeg; ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom; 1 tablespoon sea salt; 1 cup white vinegar. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for about 60 minutes, or until thickened. Freeze any leftovers.

* Kiwi muffins. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a muffin tin with paper cups. In a mixing bowl, combine 3/4 cup all purpose flour, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 1/2 cup cornmeal, 3 teaspoons baking powder, and ½ cup granulated sugar. In another large bowl, beat together ½ cup melted coconut oil, 2 eggs, and ½ cup milk. Fold ½ cup peeled and chopped kiwis. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones, stirring by hand. Spoon into prepared muffin pan, filling each cup ¾ full. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.

* Kiwi pops. Pour 1 1/3 cup of water into a saucepan. Add 2/3 cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon lime zest, and 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger. Heat over high until sugar dissolved, stirring constantly. Bring to a boil; remove from the stove and allow to cool completely. Strain with a fine sieve. Mix in 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lime juice. Line a frozen pop mold with thin slices from 2 peeled kiwi. Pour liquid into the mold and freeze until hard.

* Kiwi salsa. In a bowl, stir together 6 kiwis, peeled and diced; 1 small purple onion, diced; 1 jalapeno pepper, diced; 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice; 1 tablespoon olive oil; 1 teaspoon real honey; ½ teaspoon cumin; and 1/2 teaspoon curry powder. Cover and allow to sit at room temperature for an hour. Chill before serving.

Posted by on July 24, 2012.

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6 Responses

  1. Kiwi chutney and kiwi muffins are good to serve for kids…even my cousins and my friends asked me what are the complete ingredients and the instructions of it…everyone really love it!

    by isabella on Jul 25, 2012 at 11:31 am

  2. These are all amazing recipes that you have! This is my first time to see kinds of kiwi recipes! Kiwi Salsa and Kiwi Pops are been made and serve to my family.

    by jhazmine on Jul 25, 2012 at 11:42 am

  3. This is one of my sons favorite fruit. Now I can bake for him some “Kiwi Muffins” for his snack at home or in his school. Your post taught me new creative ways to make him smile. I hope to read more good ides in this site.

    by Marcie on Jul 25, 2012 at 4:04 pm

  4. Kiwi is low in calories, high in fiber, and it has a tremendous and variety of vitamins and minerals. That’s why kiwi is listed one of the healthiest fruits. And kiwi salsa would be the one would chill my weekends. :)

    by Joan on Jul 25, 2012 at 7:46 pm

  5. My favorite fruit, This article made me love it even more. I tried making kiwi pops, and I enjoyed it, gotta make some more.

    by Rosie on Jul 25, 2012 at 11:32 pm

  6. Delish, I like them.. kiwi muffins is my favorite and my family loves the muffins. Every time I make them, they don’t last more than 2 days. They are sweet enough.

    by Carol on Jul 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm

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