Is Kiwi a Citrus Fruit?


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Kiwi is not a citrus fruit; instead, it is a berry. Kiwi has more vitamin C than an orange, which is a popular citrus fruit. The kiwi fruit is cultivated easily where citrus fruits are grown.

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Is Kiwi a Citrus Fruit?
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Kiwi is native to China. Originally known as yang tao, the kiwi traveled to New Zealand with missionaries. The fruit became known as the Chinese gooseberry in 1960.

These fruits grow on vines or shrubs and are fuzzy. It is peeled or the skin gently scrubbed to remove the fuzz before eating. The interior of the fruit is green in color and has tiny black seeds.

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