Can I cook with kiwifruit?

Of course! See our delicious recipes for inspiration.

Here are a few tips: 1) Kiwi flesh is soft so it is recommended that you add later when cooking certain dishes like a stir-fry. 2) Green kiwi contains an enzyme called actinidin, which breaks down protein. If you add kiwi to protein rich dishes such as dairy and meat, it begins to breakdown the protein. Be sure to serve these types of dishes soon after preparation. This enzyme is the reason Green Kiwi works well as a meat tenderizer. Actinidin is also great for digestion after a heavy meal. 3) When pureeing kiwi be sure to stop processing before the seeds are crushed. Crushed seeds can lend a slightly bitter flavor to your dish.

Also, there is an enzyme in the Green Kiwifruit that acts as a meat tenderizer. Simply slice or mash up a Green Kiwifruit and place it on your meat before you cook it!

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