Did you know that kiwifruit is actually a berry? Introduced to the United States in the early 1960s, this egg-shaped fruit is about 3 inches long with thin, fuzzy, brown skin. The flesh is bright green and studded with tiny edible black seeds in a beautiful sunburst pattern.
The Hayward, named after nurseryman Hayward Wright, is the main kiwifruit variety grown in California. These cute fuzzy fruits are full of vitamins C and K and are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin E, potassium, and copper. The freshest kiwi can be found at your farmers' market in the winter months. Use in salads, desserts, and sauces.