Storing Kiwifruit

Even the best specimens of California Kiwifruit perfection can be ruined when they're not properly stored, so follow these simple storage and ripening tips to get every ounce of pleasure from your purchase!

California Kiwifruit may be a lot of things — fuzzy, funny-looking, delicious, delightful — but "delicate" they're not. They'll keep for several days at room temperature and up to four weeks in your refrigerator. (They can even be held in commercial storage for over 10 months ... but don't try that at home!)

Did you know kiwifruit is especially rich in lutein?
Kiwifruit ranked higher than spinach and all other fruits and vegetables, except yellow corn, for its lutein content. Lutein is an antioxidant that may decrease the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration.

If your kiwifruit's a little firm and you're getting anxious to eat it, try this: Place it in a vented plastic bag with an apple or a banana and leave it out on the counter for a day or two. It should ripen right up!