These Kiwifruit are from NZ.
Common green kiwifruit are about the size of a large egg, and have a thin fuzzy skin on the outside. When sliced open, a rich, bright green flesh is revealed, speckled with an array of tiny black seeds. Green kiwifruit have a tangy-sweet flavor, accentuated perfectly by the delicate crispness of the seeds. Kiwifruit are juicy and the flavor is refreshing, hinting at a delicate mix of strawberry, citrus, and melon.
When selecting kiwifruits, hold them between your thumb and forefinger and gently apply pressure; those that have the sweetest taste will yield gently to pressure. Avoid those that are very soft, shriveled or have bruised or damp spots. As size is not related to the fruit's quality, choose a kiwifruit based upon your personal preference or recipe need. Kiwifruits are usually available throughout most of the year.
If kiwifruits do not yield when you gently apply pressure with your thumb and forefinger, they are not yet ready to be consumed since they will not have reached the peak of their sweetness. Kiwifruits can be left to ripen for a few days to a week at room temperature, away from exposure to sunlight or heat. Placing the fruits in a paper bag with an apple, banana or pear will help to speed their ripening process. Ripe kiwifruits can be stored either at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
For the most antioxidants, consume fully ripened kiwifruit.