I have been eating oranges, apples, bananas, and grapes for decades. Now the living standard has improved, and there are many varieties of fruits available in the market. Among them, the kiwi is extremely rich in nutrients, especially the vitamin C content is very high, which is called “superfruit”. But many people will have doubts, worrying that the kiwi is genetically modified.

It is here to tell you responsibly that kiwi is not a genetically modified fruit. Kiwifruit is a natural fruit with different unique varieties. There are rare and excellent varieties obtained by breeding kiwifruit seedlings. Scientists have screened tens of thousands of kiwifruit trees in the world and discovered different varieties occasionally. It has nothing to do with GMOs, you can eat it with confidence and continue to enjoy this delicious food!

Which is better, non-GMO or GMO?

In terms of health and safety, non-GMO foods are better. However, the output of genetically modified food is more able to meet the market demand, and the price is relatively lower.

The so-called genetically modified food refers to a new type of food that biologists make after adjusting the genes of animals and plants and integrating resources.

Non-GMO foods are traditional foods, grains, vegetables, fruits, and other foods that have not been cultivated through any technological means and unconventional methods.

DNA Modifying

What is the difference between non-GMO and GMO?

Simply put, it refers to pure natural land crops and livestock. Compared with uncertain genetically modified foods, it is easier to accept natural non-GMO foods.

This is because genetically modified foods contain accelerated growth genes, and it is not yet clear whether such accelerated growth genes are harmful to human development.

GMO foods also have advantages over non-GMO foods. For example, genetically modified foods have strong resistance to pests and diseases, high yields, and relatively low prices.

Are yellow kiwi genetically modified

Yellow Kiwi slices

The yellow kiwi or golden kiwi is not a genetically modified fruit, it is just a variety of kiwi, and it is still a high-quality variety! The yellow kiwi is a kiwifruit variety originating in New Zealand, and It is also a national treasure of New Zealand. Its skin is smooth and bronzed. The flesh is golden yellow, sweet and juicy. It is also very rich in content and is a fruit with high nutritional value.

The yellow kiwifruit is produced in a natural way. It is a new variety cultivated by a New Zealand scientist from kiwifruit seeds collected from some areas of China in the 1970s. It was first exported to Japan in the 1990s and then entered the European market. Many people accept it as good nutritional fruit. The yellow kiwi is not a genetically modified fruit but artificially cultivated.

Is red kiwi fruit genetically modified

Red Kiwi

In addition to the common green kiwifruit and yellow kiwifruit, there are also red kiwifruits on the market. So the question is, is the red kiwifruit a genetically modified fruit? Today, I will give you a detailed introduction to the red kiwifruit; let’s take a look!

The red kiwi is not a genetically modified fruit; it is just one of the varieties of kiwifruit. It is a rare and excellent variety obtained by breeding single wild kiwifruit seedlings. It belongs to the red-fleshed kiwifruit variety in Chinese kiwifruit and is an extra-early-ripening kiwifruit variety, which has nothing to do with transgenics.

The peel of the red kiwifruit is green-brown, the fruit is short cylindrical, the fruit shape is medium and large, the surface is hairless, the flesh is green with yellow, the flesh is flesh, and tender, moderately sweet and sour, and refreshing. The cross-section of the heart of the red kiwi fruit is radially purple-red stripes, which resemble the sun’s rays.

The nutritional value of red kiwifruit is exceptionally high. In addition to being rich in vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium, iron, potassium, cellulose, and other substances, it is also rich in folic acid, amino acids, carotene, lutein, and natural Inositol. In addition, it contains various amino acids, such as leucine, phenylalanine, isoleucine, tyrosine, alanine, etc.

Are kiwiberries genetically modified

Kiwiberries and slices

In 1877 the kiwi berry seeds were brought to the United States from Japan for the first time across the ocean. So it has a long history, and the kiwi berries are not genetically modified fruit.

Kiwiberry is distributed in China, North Korea, Japan, Russia, and other countries; and was later introduced and promoted by Western countries represented by New Zealand and became a rare fruit that is not commonly seen on the table.

How do you know if fruit is GMO?

The best way to know whether the fruit is GMO or non-GMO is to check its price look-up codes (PLUs). Codes starting with the number 4 indicate fruits grown in the normal way. Codes starting with the number 9 indicate fruits grown organically. Codes starting with the number 8 indicate fruits that are genetically modified.

Is kiwi fruit man made?

Kiwi fruit is native to China and was called Chinese gooseberry. In 1904 these fruit seeds were brought to New Zeeland and became more popular there. In 1959 New Zeeland officially announced the name “Kiwi fruit” for Chinese gooseberry. So, the kiwi fruit is a traditional natural fruit whose name alone is man-made.

Is there a way to tell if a fruit is genetically modified?

You can tell if a fruit is genetically modified according to PLU Codes. But it’s up to the manufacturer because the PLU codes are not mandatory. Also, there are advanced tests to determine genetically modified fruit, such as ELISA-based tests and polymerase chain reaction tests.


Sam Perera, Founder of Stethostalk, is a food safety follower and organic food lover. He has completed the PLANT-BASED NUTRITION Cornell Certificate Program, Cornell University, US. Before this, he worked for a few years in IT services. A dedicated follower of nature, he believes in healing with natural foods. In his free time, he loves Gardening, Blogging, and traveling.