Thursday, March 22, 2012

One of the things that makes us, ahem, THE BEST IN THE WORLD is that when you see our sorbetti, you know that they're they color they are because...well, because that's the color of the fruit, not because we're adding any food coloring to it. Mangoes are a sweet, soft yellowy orange, so the sorbetto is that color as well. Our avocado sorbetto is that awesome, bright, in-your-face green because we squeeze so much perfect, ripe avocado into it. And you can see all the kiwi seeds floating around in there because we like the way they pop in your mouth.

But I was left wondering...why are kiwi fruit (to get down to the proper name) green? And not just any particular green, but that awesome, soft, almost translucent green?



I couldn't figure it out. Chlorophyll is my best guess, but that's pretty unsatisfying. Kiwis are green because...because grass is green! And leaves are green! Because PLANTS are green! Yeah, not super enlightening. BUT! Let's get us all learned up on kiwi:

>>They're native to Southern China but these days much of the commercial crop is grown around the Mediterranean.

>>In Chinese alone, they've been called "vine pear," "sunny peach," "hairy bush fruit," and "unusual fruit."

>>If you're allergic to latex, you may well be allergic to kiwi, papaya, and pineapple as well. (Under all circumstances, be sure to tell your CapoCrew if you have the slightest inkling that you're starting in on anaphylactic shock. We're caring folk and promise that we WILL call you an ambulance if you like and WILL NOT post video of your tongue swelling to youtube. We're sympathetic.)

Kiwi: little spheres of awesome.



It's drinkin' beer outside weather!

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