ZESPRI Kiwifruit: A Kiwi-licious Four-Course Dinner

Zespri Kiwi

Do you know that ZESPRI kiwifruit are the most ‘nutrient dense’ of popular fruits and belong in the category of “Super Fruits”? They are a rich source of a great variety of nutrients such as Vitamin C, fibre, potassium, zinc, magnesium, have a low Glycemic Index of 52 and are high in antioxidants! I’m glad that my mum got me started on the habit of eating both ZESPRI Green and Gold kiwifruits on a regular basis. The first time I ate a kiwifruit, I tried to peel the hairy skin to get to the fruit but that’s not the right way! The easiest way to eat a kiwifruit is to cut one into half and scoop out the ripe fruit from the skin with a spoon. I’m also excited to share with you that kiwifruit can easily be incorporated into your daily needs. Heart Bistro’s chef took up the challenge and whipped up a tantalizing four-course dinner with his clever use of this nutritional powerhouse. ZESPRI kiwi in my soup? Yums!

Green kiwi + Green apple + Honeydew

Pooja from The Nutrition Clinic gave us an insight on the various health benefits of kiwifruits and emphasized the point that the consumption of this fruit aids the entire body as a whole and not just any one part of the body alone. We had a zesty ZESPRI drink, a lovely blend of green kiwi, green apple and honeydew, to sip on while listening to the engaging nutritionist. If you are preparing kiwifruit juice or puree, stop the food processor before the seeds get crushed as this can add a slightly bitter flavor.

Salad of Kiwi with green mango + crispy fish

This Salad of Kiwi with Green Mango and Crispy Fish is unmistakably a variation of Thailand’s iconic mango salad with the addition of diced kiwifruit lending a mild sweetness to the overall dish. Guaranteed to arouse and awaken the taste buds!

Clear lemongrass - scented soup with poached seafood + fresh green kiwi

We were initially quite apprehensive over finding kiwi slices in our bowls of soup but hey, it tastes really great! The Clear Lemongrass Soup with Poached Seafood and Fresh Green Kiwi packs a punch and stimulates the appetite.

Herb + spice roasted spring chicken with Kiwi salsa

ZESPRI kiwifruit contains actinidin, which is a natural meat tenderizer. Simply peel and mash the kiwifruit and spread the pulp on the meat. Let it stand for 10 to 15 minutes, scrape off the pulp and discard. And yes, the Herb & Spice Roasted Spring Chicken with Kiwi Salsa was incredibly juicy and tender beyond words! I’m slightly embarrassed to say this, but I couldn’t resist eating the skin of the chicken!

Kiwi trifle + saffron mousse

I had been looking forward to the Kiwi Trifle & Saffron Mousse since the start of the dinner! The dessert was simply mind-blowing. I loved the contrasting textures and this dessert was not cloyingly sweet.

chewys @ zespri

We would like to thank Vanessa from Edelman Public Relations for the invitation, Pooja from The Nutrition Clinic for sharing the benefits of eating kiwifruit and to ZESPRI and Heart Bistro for the kiwi-licious dinner!

ZESPRI Giveaway

I’m conducting a giveaway contest and it will officially start at 12pm! Cool items include the above ZESPRI Gold Kiwifruit 2GB thumb drive! Too awesome for words! I know right, there are lotsa cool thumb drives springing out in the market right now. I don’t think you can find this anywhere else though! 😛 The yellow plastic holder is perfect for storing a kiwifruit and bringing it to work or school. And if you have kids or little nieces and nephews, the tattoo stickers are gonna be a great way to introduce them to kiwifruit! I’ll be throwing in other miscellaneous stuff too 😉

Ok, the rules are simple.
Step 1: ‘Like’ missuschewy on facebook at www.facebook.com/missuschewy (If you are already a fan, thank you!)
Step 2: I will be posting the link to this post on facebook a little before 12pm. All you have to do is to comment “ZESPRI Kiwifruit FTW!”
Step 3: I will randomly pick a winner so everyone stands an equal chance! Contest ends on Saturday 12pm and the result will be announced on facebook!

Please feel free to participate only if you are comfortable with collecting the prize in person!

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