While at the grocery store the other day, I was fortunate enough to come across these little beauties! Organic KIWI BERRIES – also known as Passion Poppers and Kandy Kiwi! I couldn’t wait to get home to try them. My mouth watered at the thought, as I’m such a “foodie.” They were so cute…like grapes, but the insides were like a kiwi. They even tasted like kiwi. My eleven year old wasn’t a big fan, but he’s a texture freak. He didn’t like that they were a bit “slimy and squishy” like kiwis can sometimes be. I enjoyed them immensely as a morning snack and also in my protein shake. If you decide to give these berries a try – keep in mind that they are very high in sugar. Natural sugar, but it’s sugar none-the-less. Here’s the good news that outweighs the high sugar content…they are extremely packed with nutrition. In fact…they have 5 times the Vitamin C of an orange, twice the Vitamin E of an avocado with 60% fewer calories, an equal about of Vitamin B6 as in a serving of spinach, rich in folic acid, high in fibre, and the list goes on. If you find these at your local market – grab them up quick. They don’t stay around long. Or order from a breeder direct.
Check out more on this funky fruit and one of the funky fruit breeders, David