The coarse peel of a Kiwi provides a protective barrier from pesticides. Rinsing the fruit before cutting limits the transfer of any residue or bacteria.
Kiwis are not suitable for anyone following Nutritionhelp recommendations, but they make a good dessert or snack for family and friends. Children enjoy scooping out the flesh of a halved kiwi with a teaspoon and the green colour adds interest to recipes. This is another fruit that can be mashed up and pressed into lolly moulds and then frozen as a refreshing ice for children on a hot day.
Kiwis contain potassium and vitamins C, A and E. They are also a source of soluble fibre.