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How can you tell if kiwi fruit is ripe?

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Kiwi is ready to eat when the flesh is slightly soft, yielding to the touch. Ripen at room temperature and then store in the refrigerator for up to six weeks. Kiwi will weaken a gelatin salad just like fresh pineapple does, by breaking down the protein.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, and Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Professor/Food and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University (August 2004)

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