Kiwi fruit

The kiwi fruit is more than 700 years old. Making their debut in Southern China, kiwis were originally called Yang Tao, or “sunny peach.”  Today, they remain China’s national fruit, despite their current namesake’s association with New Zealand. Kiwis weren’t introduced to the Western world until the early 1900s, when a missionary from China brought them to New Zealand. In 1952, they began to be exported to England, and finally reached American shores in 1958. Kiwifruit is a rich source of vitamin C, and its potassium levels rival those of a banana. It also c..

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