Eating Seasonally, February 2014

February 08, 2014  •  2 Comments

February - This month’s locally grown food features kiwifruitKiwifruit originated in China. In the 1940s kiwifruit was planted in New Zealand.  The fruit was exported to the United States in the late 1950s and in 1960’s and 70s kiwifruit was planted in northern California.  California produces almost 98% of the kiwifruit grown in the United States.  The top producers of kiwifruit are Italy, New Zealand and Chile. The fruit was named the “kiwifruit” because of the fuzzy brown skin looks like a kiwi bird, the national bird of New Zealand. The emerald green fruit with tiny black edible seeds is among the top 10 most nutritious foods.  The fruit has lots of vitamin C and potassium. California’s kiwifruit is harvested in the fall with a season that extends through May. It’s a great choice for local fresh fruit this time of year! Great for Valentine's Day too!

California Kiwifruit


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2.Right Light Images
Thank you Lisa! It's a great project that I'm working on! I got the idea when I first volunteered for the California Food Literacy Center. For the blog, I want to combine photography and food, but in an educational way.
1.Lisa Simpson(non-registered)
It seems like so many things originated in China. I always thought the kiwi came from NZ or Australia. I really enjoyed reading your blog and I love the presentation of the fruit. I especially love the last two pictures. Excellent work!
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