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The Origin Of Kiwi Fruit
Apr 06, 2017

Kiwi is New Zealand's specialty, in fact, its ancestral home in China, formerly known as "kiwi". More than 100 years ago, a New Zealand female headmaster found kiwi in China and brought it back to New Zealand, and began the immigration of kiwi fruit. Kiwi and kiwi are the same fruit, but because of the cultivation in New Zealand, improved, only in the international reputation. As for why it is called kiwi fruit, it is because it resembles New Zealand's national bird - Kiwi, kiwi in addition to rich in vitamin C, A, E and potassium, magnesium, cellulose, but also contains other fruits rarely seen nutrition Ingredients - folic acid, carotene, calcium, lutein, amino acids, natural inositol, and thus by the dietitian called "the source of nutritional vitality." According to the analysis, every 100 grams of fresh exotic flesh will contain 100 to 300 mg (or even more than 400 mg) of vitamin C, 20 to 80 times higher than the apple, 5 to 10 times higher than citrus.


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 In 1962, a company called Frieda Caplan, a US company (Produce Specialties, Inc., now known as Frieda's Inc.), at the customer's request, the beginning of the "singular fruit" Import kiwi from New Zealand. Because then the Americans on the kiwi is still relatively unfamiliar, the first batch of 1000 kiwi, Caplan spent a few months sold out. There are fruit traders recommend Caplan using New Zealand's unique Kiwi bird to name the fruit, because Kiwi birds also have similar kiwi like feathery feathers, the color is not far behind. Kiwi bird is a very short tail wings can not fly birds, very precious, only in New Zealand's secluded jungle to see, so become the national bird of New Zealand. Kiwi birds are proud of New Zealanders, New Zealanders also claim to Kiwi. So Caplan told the idea of the New Zealand growers, of course they were happy, so named Kiwifruit, sounds like New Zealand's native fruit. Some people think that this name in the 20th century began to use the 50's


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