One day, I was shopping at Whole Foods and I saw a small display of Kiwi Berries (Actinidia arguta). I had never seen or heard of such a thing and I had no idea what to expect, but I love trying new foods, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try something new! I brought them home and cut one open to see that it’s exactly like a miniature kiwi fruit with no hair on the outside!

I was pleasantly surprised, and glad I made this impulse buy!


From Wikipedia: Actinidia arguta (hardy kiwi) is a perennial vine native to Korea, Northern China, and Russian Siberia. It produces a small fruit resembling the kiwifruit. The fruit are referred to as Hardy kiwifruit, kiwi berry, arctic kiwi, baby kiwi, dessert kiwi or cocktail kiwi and are edible, berry or grape-sized fruit similar to kiwifruit in taste and appearance, but are green or purple with smooth skin. Often sweeter than the kiwifruit, hardy kiwifruit can be eaten whole and need not be peeled. Thin-walled, its exterior is smooth and leathery. Full Article

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