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 the most nutrient dense fruit?
A study conducted by Dr. Paul Lachance of Rutgers University evaluated the nutritional value of fruits to determine–ounce for ounce–which provide the most nutrition. The study found that out of the 27 most commonly consumed fruits; kiwifruit is the most nutrient dense.

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!