A tale of two Kiwis…

Story and photos by Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling GourmetTM

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The irreverent Travelling GourmetTM gives you the low down about the green fruit by…

MAKING time for Taste-Testing Kiwi Fruit aka Chinese Gooseberry (it is native to Szechuan) I found the more hairy tough skinned and smaller Chilean variety to be inferior! The central core of the Chilean Kiwi is also very hard and fibrous and practically inedible. The NZ Kiwi has a tender central core and is more succulent and juicy! The Chilean variety takes some two weeks after purchase before it is ripe enough to be eaten! You cannot cut the Chilean in half and the use a teaspoon to scoop out the flesh…You CNA do this with the New Zealand Kiwi Fruit…The Chilean variety also takes some 3 weeks to ripen! The New Zealand Kiwi takes a few days to ripen. The moral of the tale is DO NOT Buy Chilean Kiwi Fruit!

Kiwi Fruits have enzymes like the papaya that can tenderise meat…


About thetravellinggourmet

As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes. Interests: Travel, Food, Wines, Cooking, Wine Appreciation, Parachuting, Languages, Music, Reading, Swimming, Hunting, Ballet, Fencing, Archery, Anthropology and more... The Travelling Gourmet is a copyrighted trademark. All rights and photos reserved. No part may be reproduced without permission.
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