KIWANO

(Cucumis metuliferus)

a 10 cm-long oval fruit. Its skin may be yellow or orange depending on its ripeness, and is covered with very sharp small thick thorns, that can be easily found when the fruit is ripe. Inside, there is a gelatinous pulp with green seeds, like the cucumber.

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    • Outdoor growing
    • Forced growing in greenhouses
    • Preservation in cooling chambers
    • Product from several sources
    • Contrasting product (from the southern hemisphere)

Translation of the name

Catalan: Kiwano
Spanish: Kiwano
English: KIWANO

Category

Fruit

Family

Commercial: Tropical fruit
Scientific: Cucurbitàcia

Nutritional value

22 calories per cada 100 grams

Grams which make up a serving

150 grams

The tree it grows on and its curiosities

The kiwano grows wild, although not abundantly, in Southern Africa (Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Nigeria). It is grown extensively in Australia, New Zealand, tropical Africa and some areas of Europe and the United States.The first commercial plantations were in New Zealand, where it was given the name of kiwano. New Zealand is the world’s leading producer.

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