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The kiwifruit is the edible fruit of a cultivar group of the woody vine Actinidia deliciosa and hybrids between this and other species in the genus Actinidia. The most common cultivars of kiwifruit are oval, and about the size of a large hen's egg (5-8cm long and 4.5-5.5cm diameter). It has a hairy, dull green-brown skin that most people peel off before consumption. The flesh is bright green or golden with rows of small, black, edible seeds. The texture of the fruit is soft and the flavour is sometimes described as a mix of strawberry, banana, and pineapple. The fruit gets its name from a marketing strategy, naming it after the kiwi, the national bird of New Zealand, where the fruit was first commercially popularised in 1959 by the New Zealand fruit-and-vegetable export company Turners and Growers ; previously it was known as the Chinese gooseberry, but due to the Cold War, the Chinese label seemed unfit for popularization of the fruit in Western countries. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Actinidia chinensis (Wikipedia)

The Kiwi fruit (or Kiwi) is the edible berry of a cultivar group of the woody vine A. deliciosa and hybrids between this and other species in the genus Actinidia.

There are 2 common species of Kiwi commercially available: A. chinensis - Gold kiwi and A. deliciosa - Green kiwi.

The most common symptoms attributed to Kiwi allergy are those associated with oral allergy syndrome, which include pruritis of the eyes, ears, tongue, pharynx and mouth, and swelling of the lips, tongue and pharynx. Copyright Copyright © 2006 Phadia AB. Source: ImmunoCap, ImmunoCap

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 中华猕猴桃
Synonyms: 猕猴桃;猕猴桃属
fr-CA French (Canada) Actinidia chinensis
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Kiivi
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Arbol del kiwi (Actinidia chinensis)
it-IT Italian (Italy) Actinidia chinensis
Synonyms: Kiwi (Actinidia chinensis)
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Kivi,Actinidia chinensis
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Actinidia chinensis
Synonyms: Киви (Actinidia chinensis)
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) Actinidia chinensis
fr-BE French (Belgium) Actinidia chinensis
Synonyms: Kiwi, f84