Why does my kiwi look like that?! Tips for keeping your kiwi, mandarins & oranges fresh
If you have been reading our blog posts - you learned that our owner found some delicious fresh citrus fruit in California this year. It's now available in The Fruit Truck Market & www.myfruittruck.com/citrus.
We have bins filled with fresh fruit from California, but when you see some of our kiwi you might think...wait, what is that?
We say, give this guy a break! Life of a fruit is tough! All those grocery store kiwi are uniform and look the same...no love for the odd fruit out. The Fruit Truck is accepting of all shapes and sizes. :) Just like people, fruit has character too. Each fruit is unique, and it's what is on the inside that counts. Moral of the story is...don't be alarmed if the kiwi looks different than what you are used to. If it looks like two kiwi are morphed together, that's actually how it grew. Voila! More kiwi for you. YUM. Funky shapes and sizes just show how authentic this fruit really is. Straight from the orchard to you...no storing in the warehouse, polishing in the store, etc.
Since we are on the topic of kiwi, let's touch on how to store this fruit.
Refrigerate your ripe kiwi, & it will stay fresh for up to a month.
If you refrigerate an unripe kiwi, it will stay fresh for up to 6 weeks.
If you are cutting the kiwi and storing, keep in an airtight container. It will store for only a couple days.
You can also freeze kiwi! You can take the skin off or freeze whole, but from the freezer it will only be best used in smoothies or sorbet.
Benefits of Kiwi - 5 times more Vitamin C than oranges, rich in Vitamin K (helping blood clot) Vitamin A (good for skin bones and teeth) and Vitamin B6 (strengthens immune system and is great for unborn baby’s health) also a great source of antioxidants (balancing all the processed foods you eat with some good)
Tips to keep your oranges and mandarins fresh:
1. Keep citrus fruits in the crisping drawer of fridge. This will keep fruit fresh for well over a week.
2. When storing citrus in the fridge, avoid using a plastic bag because droplets of moisture can get trapped and promote mold growth
3. Be sure to take fruit out of refrigerator 15-20 minutes before eating to allow the fruit to warm up. Allowing the fruit to reach room temperature will make the juice sweeter and the skin easier to peel.
Health benefits of Satsuma Mandarins and Navel Oranges:
High in Vitamin C - important for skin health, wound healing, and immune health
High in Fiber - aids digestion
Potassium - helps your nerves to function and muscles contract
Low in Calories
Order today: MyFruitTruck.com/citrus