Difference between Kiwi and Golden Kiwi

Key Difference: Kiwis are one of the most vitamin-rich fruit. It has an oval shape with an unique appearance consisting of a creamy green flesh and tiny black seeds that are edible for humans. Golden Kiwi is one type of Kiwifruit. It was mainly invented by grafting and cross-pollinating different types of kiwifruit.

Kiwi, officially known as the Chinese gooseberry, is native to China where it has been affirmed a National Fruit of China. The Kiwifruit is borne on a dynamic, timbered, twining vine or climbing shrub reaching 30 ft (9m). There are different types of Kiwifruit like hayward, chico, saanichton 12, super hardy, golden kiwifruit, etc. All have little difference in their tastes. The fruits are nutritionally the same and are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin E. Kiwis are high in potassium, dietary, fiber, and antioxidants. Minimal processing like cutting and freezing, and short term storage does not affect the food value significantly.

It has an unique appearance consisting of a creamy green flesh and tiny black seeds that are very edible. It is an exotic fruit that has a wonderful flavor. For the sweetest, fullest flavor, choose plump, odorous kiwi fruit that yield to gentle pressure like ripe peaches. It is very helpful as a tonic for growing children and for women after childbirth. The best use of kiwi fruit is ice cream with sauce or slices. Kiwifruit is also used to give salads a unique and tropical flavor.

Golden Kiwi is a type of Kiwi. It is a modern cultivator of kiwifruit that was developed a little less than 15 years ago. Golden kiwi was mainly invented by grafting and cross-pollinating different types of kiwifruit. It has a smoother skin and a small nub or point on one end. The golden kiwi varieties are much sweeter, and the pulp is softer. Thus, people feel like they are eating a mushy fruit salad. The golden kiwi contains slightly more nutritional benefits than the green one.

Many people actually believe that the kiwi fruit is native to New Zealand, however, it is actually native to China. The confusion arises mainly due to the fact that the kiwi is now commercially grown in New Zealand. Hence, New Zealand has become the main exporter of kiwi fruit. 

Comparison between Kiwi and Golden Kiwi:

 

Kiwi

Golden Kiwi

Genus

Actinidia

Actinidia

Fruit tree

Actinidia chinensis

Actinidia chinensis

Kingdom

Plantae

Plantae

Division

Magnoliophyta

Magnoliyophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Magnoliopsida

Order

Ericales

Ericales

Family

Actinidiaceae

Actinidiaceae

Species

A. deliciosa

A. deliciosa

Types

  • Hayward
  • Chico
  • Saanichton 12
  • Super hardy
  • Golden kiwifruit

AU kiwifruit varieties:

  • AU Golden Dragon
  • AU Golden Sunshine

Taste

All kiwis are little different from each other. For example: Green Kiwi is slightly tart.

Golden Kiwi is sweeter tasting.

Sizes

There are different sizes of kiwifruits.

Golden kiwi is smaller in size as compared to other kiwis.

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