How to Improve Kiwi Quality Control
We’re putting kiwi fruit under the spotlight! To improve kiwi fruit quality control we need to understand a bit more about how this fruit grows and what makes a kiwi crop thrive. Known as the most nutrient-dense fruit with high levels of vitamin C content, it’s no surprise that more than four million tonnes of kiwi fruit is produced each year!
Kiwi fruits originate in China and the country is still responsible for a large percentage of kiwi production today. There are a number of health benefits to eating kiwis, including decreasing blood pressure and increasing dietary fiber. Kiwi fruit has also been known to reduce the risk of heart disease as a result of being a good source of vitamin C as well as other vitamins and minerals, and of course its impact on blood pressure.
When you think about quality control of the kiwi, whether you’re talking about exotic forms of the fruit such as the golden kiwi, or the regular fruit with its recognizable green flesh and black seeds, there is a lot to keep in mind. From farmers and growers, through to wholesalers, marketing companies and retailers – ensuring quality control is at the best possible standard with Clarifruit’s platform is a win for everyone.
Common Defects when Growing and Harvesting Kiwis
The following defects are the ones that are most likely to affect kiwi quality across the supply chain:
Common Quality Attributes for Growing and Harvesting Kiwis
The following internal and external kiwi attributes are commonly used for quality evaluation: