The Kiwi: God’s Hidden Treasure

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Not many foods distinguish themselves as unusual, very few standing out among our fast-food diets. The kiwi, however, an exotic fruit if there ever was one, truly sets itself apart from everyday foods.

The Kiwi’s unique attributes begin at its roots, quite literally. Grown mainly in southern Europe, and deriving from Japan, Kiwis’ foreign origins add an exotic appeal to the mundane fruit selection of apples and oranges. In the grocery store, the amount of kiwis on the shelves is far less than those of other fruits, yet increasing the demand for this fruit. In addition, Kiwis cost more money due to their rarity and high shipping costs, making themselves scarce among supermarkets. The ancestry of a Kiwi marks it from the start as an unusual fruit.

The origins of the kiwi are only the beginning of its attraction. On a typical kiwi’s exterior, hairy, brownish skin covers the entirety of the fruit, giving this hidden treasure an unremarkable and even unappealing appearance. When cut open, however, kiwis are bright green and soft, with small, edible black seeds surrounding the soft core. When sliced, kiwis are very moist and slimy, contributing to its individuality. The kiwi’s appearance adds even more to its unusual qualities.

The Kiwi’s origins and appearance come together when one enjoys the taste of this fruit. Kiwis can be peeled and sliced like a pineapple, sliced in half and scooped out with a spoon, or even bitten whole. Either way, diners will be welcomed with a tart, tropical taste that somewhat resembles a sour piece of candy. Their texture, strangely fleshy but still firm, completes the full experience of eating a kiwi. Buyers who are adventurous enough to splurge and buy a kiwi are rewarded when eating it, welcomed by a taste far outreaching the typical fruit.

The unusual aspects of a kiwi identify it as a noteworthy tropical fruit, where its origins, appearance, and taste all contribute to the uniqueness of a fruit that is admired by consumers around the world.

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  1. I love kiwis, if they weren;t so expensive I would love them even more. An interesting and informative article, Take care, Ruby

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