The exotic kiwifruit was first discovered in the early 1904 by a New Zealand teacher named Isabel Frazer. She was traveling in China near the Yangtze river where she collected the seeds and brought them back to New Zealand. The popular green Hayward variety was developed from those first seeds in 1924 by Hayward Wright. Before it was renamed 'kiwifruit', the kiwi was formerly known as the 'Chinese Gooseberry.' Kiwis are known for their rough, fuzzy brown skin and their vibrant green flesh, which is speckled with tiny black seeds. Their flavor is reminiscent of strawberries and banana, and they are very sweet and tangy.
But kiwis are more than just delicious - their small size packs incredible amounts of nutrients. They are rich in fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, and antioxidants. Not to mention that just one kiwi contains the amount of Vitamin C you would get from eating two oranges!
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