Kiwi Facts for Kids
What am I?
I'm fuzzy and named after a bird that lives in New Zealand. Actually, I'm from China and used to be called a Chinese Gooseberry.
I'm usually round, green with black seeds inside, but I can also be red, purple, yellow, long, and small.
Where I grow
I grow on a flowering plant on a vine.
Even though I'm from China and named after a bird in New Zealand, Italy grows the most of me. I was only introduced to the United States around 120 years ago.
After I'm picked
After I'm picked, I should be placed in the refrigerator. If I'm not ripe, I can be put in a paper bag (so I don't get too much sun or heat) on the counter for 2 days.
Even though I'm a little fuzzy, every part of me can be eaten.
Did you guess... Kiwi
Did you know kiwis can be cooked? They can also be frozen and added to smoothies! Watch the video to learn more about this snack!
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