Did you know kiwis are originally from China? First introduced to California in the 1960s, they have quickly adapted and been used in a variety of dishes and desserts. They are enjoyed raw, juiced, baked, or used as a garnish.
It seems strange, doesn’t it? It hasn’t actually been that long since kiwis were introduced to the states. We love making this delicious flavor and thinking just how far this little fruit has come.
What are the health benefits of Kiwi Gelato?
Kiwis have an interesting history and are a very unique fruit to work with. Raw kiwis contain actinidain an enzyme that digests milk proteins and thus is useful as a meat tenderizer and a digestive aid. In China, the kiwi was used medicinally. It was known to help new mothers recover after birth and also to help children grow.
Studies also suggest kiwis may help treat asthma, boosts the immune system, help prevent sickness, manage blood pressure, reduce blood clotting, and protect against vision loss. Let’s look at what an average kiwi contains.
Kiwis are rich in:
It certainly seems kiwis are good for you. At least we can prove they’re delicious!
Where to try Kiwi Gelato
Stop by one of our stores!
We believe the seasonality of an ingredient plays a huge part in the taste and deliciousness of a fruit. That’s why we introduce new flavors each month to take advantage of this. We take pride in bringing the best of the best to the table!