Kiwis for Quickies

The Kiwi fruit is fairly new to most of the world, but this sweet/tart fruit is actually China's national fruit.  It has been harvested in China for more than 300 years.  When it was first introduced to the rest of the world in the 20th century, it went through many names until finally in the 1950s the name Kiwi became official.  This ultra delicious fruit wasn't produced in America until the 1970s.  Since then it has become a favorite and for many reasons.

Kiwi Fruit contains more Vitamin C than an orange and more potassium than a banana.  It also contains vitamin A, E, phosphorus, magnesium, and copper.  It's rich in antioxidants and enzymes.  It has excellent oral chelating agents that help clean the arteries to allow for a good erection as well as allow blood into the female genital region as well for enhanced pleasure.

There is a lot you can do with Kiwi Fruit, from eating them alone to adding them to salads, desserts, and a variety of other recipes.  You can tell when they are fresh when they are pliant, yet still somewhat firm to the touch and have a fresh smell.  Then peel them, slice them and serve them!  You can just cut a Kiwi in half and dig the succulent lime green morsels out with a spoon as well.

Dazzle your date with a main dish of Kiwi Fruit and Chicken Breasts, or try this irresistible Coconut Sticky Rice with Kiwi for dessert. 

Kiwi and Chicken Breast

Ingredients:
4 Cups Chicken Broth
1 Pounds Boneless Chicken Breasts
1 Stalk chopped Celery
1 leek chopped
4 peeled and medium sliced Kiwi
1 Orange
1 Lemon
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Tablespoon Sugar
Salt, Freshly Ground Pepper, and Cayenne Pepper to taste

Instructions:
Bring chicken broth to a boil in large saucepan. Add chicken and set to simmer.  After 10 minutes, add celery and leek and simmer an additional 10 minutes. Remove chicken from broth and set aside.  Arrange Kiwi in a nice pattern on a serving dish and sprinkle with the zest from half of the orange.

Melt butter and add sugar.  Cook until sugar starts to turn dark.  Add orange and lemon juices from the entire orange and lemon.  Boil and stir until the sauce is reduced to about 2 tablespoons. Stir in salt, and peppers.  Set Aside.  Return to the chicken and slice into thin strips.  Place chicken on Kiwi and pour sauce over both.  Serve immediately.

Coconut Sticky Rice with Kiwi

Ingredients
2 Cups Long Grain or Sushi Rice
1 13.5 Ounce Can Coconut Milk
1 Cup Sugar
4 Eggs
1 Cup Flaked Coconut
8 Kiwi

Instructions:
Cook rice in rice cooker or according to directions.  Preheat oven to 350.  Mix all ingredients except Kiwi and place in greased 8x8 baking dish.  Back for 40 minutes. Allow to cool for five or ten minutes and serve with peeled, sliced Kiwi.

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daisyjae 6 years ago from Canada

I love kiwis and it is one of the few fruits my kids actually like. I will bookmark this hub and try the recipes, they look good.


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rprcarz50 6 years ago

Yummy,

I love Kiwi. And your receipe sounds fantastic. I'll be trying it out .

Nice Hub

Ron

as Always also a2z50


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

Interesting. I didn't know Kiwi's had more Vitamin C than oranges. Thanks for the Recipe.

In the summer, I have a habit of slicing Kiwi's over vanilla ice-cream. Hmmmh, so healthy. lol.

Best Wishes.


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HappyHer 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH Author

Kiwis over vanilla ice cream sounds delish! I didn't even know this fruit existed until the 80s, it was a great surprise.


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Patti Ann 6 years ago from Florida

Great recipes - I love kiwis - just had one as a snack. Never thought about using them to cook with. Thanks!!


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HappyHer 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH Author

You're welcome Patti Ann! I love Kiwis, here in Cleveland, they aren't the best until this time of year, so I know I'll be indulging in them often through the summer.


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Interesting hub - I always thought Kiwis were New Zealand's national fruit. Very healthy for you.


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HappyHer 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH Author

I bet Kiwis would grow great in New Zealand! Not much grows here in Cleveland, OH other than seasonal fruits and vegetables. I get jealous at times of the warmer climates and the ability to grow so many luscious fruits like this.


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Research Analyst 6 years ago

kiwi is such a fun fruit, I like to eat it in the summer months, it tastes so much better than it looks, but it is a pretty fruit too.


event organiser 6 years ago

does anyone know how many kiwis i need to make 8oz kiwi juice? it's for a kiwi sparkle cocktail?


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HappyHer 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH Author

Hi Event Organiser! Is it a cocktail for two? I would start with two kiwis and then taste test depending on the other ingredients being added.

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