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Kiwi, What?? Kiwi Berries!

Kiwis were not available when I was growing up, but I think I may have made up for that since I first tried them a few decades ago.

And then, I discovered kiwi berries growing right here in upstate New York. They are hardy, little guys, packed with nutrients, but with no fuzzy/furry skin! No peeling necessary.

Kiwi berries are loaded with potassium, lutein, beta-carotene, vitamin C and E. To a lesser extent they also contain B vitamins, calcium, and zinc. They are powerful antioxidants that support vision and immune function.

Although heavily cultivated in New Zealand, Australia, China and much of Europe, look for them in the US, as well. They are ready to be harvested now, in the fall, making them even more wonderful. Just when you thought all the summer berries were gone – these are ripening! Add them to your chia/flax pudding or snack on them with some organic nuts.

Try them as a Halloween treat (they’re green like so many colored candies),

but these little gems have nutritional superpowers!

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