Zespri Sungold Kiwi offers flavor versatility to favorite recipes

Zespri Sungold Kiwi, photo provided by Cristine Struble
Zespri Sungold Kiwi, photo provided by Cristine Struble /

While many people think of a kiwi as that bright green fruit that adds a tart sweetness in a fruit salad or the fruit combined with strawberries in a beverage, another kiwi variety shines a light on a new flavor. With the Zespri Sungold Kiwi, the zesty citrus is a bright, versatile fruit that inspires creativity.

Many people choose kiwi not just for its flavor but also for its healthy eating components. According to Zespri, kiwis offer 100% daily Vitamin C, fiber, potassium, and digestive health benefits. Finding food options that taste great and fit into balanced eating lifestyles will find their way into shopper’s baskets.

For those who have never enjoyed a Zespri Sungold Kiwi, the color is not the only difference that is immediately apparent. The fruit’s texture is more like a ripe pear. It has a slight crunch, which is different than a green kiwi. In addition, the flavor is sweet, bright, and tropical.

Many people enjoy the Zespri Sungold Kiwi by simply slicing it in half and scooping it out. It makes for a great snack. Instead of that apple or easy peel orange, it could be time to switch to a tropical option.

Although simple snacking can help boost healthy eating, the Zespri Sungold Kiwi can easily be swapped into many favorite recipes. For example, a tropical salsa that includes pineapple or mango can be swapped with the Sungold Kiwi. It adds color, texture, and that burst of sweetness. In a spicy salsa, it brings balance.

For example, this kiwi in a fish taco is quite delicious. A little Tajin seasoning, fresh cilantro, fish, and the Sungold Kiwi will be the flavor combination that will get attention at the next dinner. Everyone will be asking what is that fruit and how else can they use it.

Zespri Sungold Kiwi
Zespri Sungold Kiwi, photo provided by Cristine Struble /

Given that fruit is often a popular dessert ingredient, it can easily be used as a topping. It can be as simple as adding some slices to a pound cake. The color entices and the citrus lightens the rich pound cake.

Of course, the Sungold Kiwi makes for a great topper on a smoothie bowl, a simple parfait, or almost any place where a kiwi, pear, or other fruit is used. It can be a simple way to bring some versatility to favorite recipes.

During the next shopping trip, consider adding a container or Zespri Sungold Kiwi to the basket. After cutting one open, it could be the new favorite food in the kitchen.