31 March 2010
Kiwi fruit, also known as Chinese gooseberries, grow on the deciduous vine Actinidia deliciosa and are now widely available. The green fruit looks very attractive sliced in a fruit salad, on a meringue pavlova or a cake, but they are also delicious simply eaten peeled.
For a low-fat dessert, make a meringue base as if for a pavlova. Once cooled, arrange sliced kiwi fruit over the top. Serve with low-fat fromage frais or set yogurt.
Nutritional contentKiwi fruit is a very good source of vitamin C. It is not high in fibre, but contains some carotene and is high in potassium. Most children seem to enjoy its sweet taste.