What’s the Difference Between Green and SunGold Kiwifruit?
Vitamin C. Vitamin E. Folate. Potassium. Fiber. Electrolytes. Zespri Kiwifruit have these vitamins and minerals, and much more, making it a delicious and nutrient-dense complement to your everyday diet. While green kiwifruit is the long-standing, well-known kiwi classic, here are some details about how it compares to its yellow fruit cousin — Zespri SunGold. Appearance
Visually, you’ll see a fairly striking difference between our Green and SunGold varieties. The green kiwi has a fuzzy brown skin and oval shape. Gold kiwifruit, in contrast, has smooth, hairless skin that’s a nice golden-brown color.
Slicing the fruit in half reveals even more differences. Green kiwifruit has, as one would expect, a green flesh with black seeds. The flesh of our golden kiwifruit is a vibrant yellow color with a smaller core and fewer seeds.
Zespri grows for taste, so you can be sure you’re getting the best-tasting kiwifruit no matter what Zespri variety you choose! Our green kiwifruit has a fresh, tangy-sweet taste. Zespri SunGold kiwifruit has a totally different taste than the green kiwifruit. The SunGold kiwi, which is unique to Zespri, has that tropically sweet taste. Some even say it tastes like a cross between a mango and a strawberry. Cutting in half and scooping out the flesh with a spoon is one of the easiest ways to enjoy them. Without the fuzz on the skin, some people are eating this sun-kissed variety just like they would an apple or a plum!
Even though you might see other yellow kiwis in the supermarket, only Zespri SunGold has a sweet tropical taste, and a smooth hairless skin. Other golden kiwis that aren’t SunGold will have fuzz and more of a tangy-sweet taste.