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Skimkim Yummies: Kiwiberry, The Superfruit

I read about these the other day and was intrigued. Are they real? Are they GMO’s? While I was at the market today, I found them hiding and nearly screamed I was so excited. They look like little hairless baby kiwis! So cute!!!

Today, while making a couple huge batches of Skimchee, I remembered my new find. They are the size of big green grapes and soft. Absolutely no hair or thick skin. I cut one in half and voila! They’re minikiwis! Popped it in my mouth…and they taste like kiwi!!! Except sweeter!

Kiwiberry is actually called the Hardy Kiwi and is native to Korea, China, and Siberia. We haven’t heard much about them because of their short shelf-life but farmers in the US, Europe and New Zealand are working on extending the life. PLEASE! Not only are these things delish, they’re superfoods (low in calories and nutritionally dense). In fact, kiwiberries are the most nutrient dense of all the major fruits, containing almost 20 vital nutrients. What?! How are we shoving our faces with apples, oranges, and bananas when these things exist???

I don’t think I’ve ever used so many exclamation marks in a post. I’m sorry, I can’t help it. I’m so stoked about these gems. When I was little, I used to eat kiwi more than normal kids eat Apple Jacks. Shoot, I even make a kiwi salad dressing (Asian Green Goddess) for Skimkim Foods. Ok, enough of my ranting. If you find some of these, GET THEM. I’d give you some recipe ideas but really, they wouldn’t last the time it would take to prep anything. Just pop ’em. Trust.

Note: Pick up the April/May Issue of BUST Magazine! It’s the food issue and I am all over it. Out on stands now. Get it!

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2 Responses to “Skimkim Yummies: Kiwiberry, The Superfruit”

  1. C_Rocka C_Rocka says:

    Would be dope if we could get some of these in MPLS. Do you know where they’re distributed in the US?

  2. Skim says:

    I would keep your eyes peeled in higher end groceries or markets. I don’t think anyone like Associated or C Town would have them. The ones I got were from New Zealand though they are working on growing them here in the states, mostly Northeastern. Good luck. They are delish!


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