Dad of Divas' Reviews: Get Juicy This Father's Day and Surprise Him With a Trip Down Under

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Get Juicy This Father's Day and Surprise Him With a Trip Down Under

Kiwifruit makes the perfect gift for fathers - those who are and those who wish to be!

This clever video says it all - produced by Fran Guijarro and Ruben Martinez as a student PSA for the American Fertility Association. 

At ZESPRI, we can't help but get excited about kiwifruit's amazing nutritional properties*. After all, it's one of the most nutrient dense fruits on the planet. And according to numerous sources, kiwifruit can help men get in the family way!

Kiwifruit contains:
  • Zinc - very important for men who need support in the production of testosterone
  • Vitamin E - important for sperm motility and ability to penetrate an egg.  
  • Vitamin C - important for creating healthy sperm.
An equal opportunity fruit, kiwifruit is also believed by some to promote fertility. Read this account of a woman who believes her post-40 pregnancy was aided by 800 pieces of kiwifruit.  For pregnant woman, kiwifruit is a natural fit.  It is rich in folic acid, which is essential for the reproduction and formation of red blood cells. It helps to fight anemia and is considered especially important for expectant mothers to protect against birth defects.

Happy with your brood and just enjoy the practice?

According to Women's Fitness, kiwifruit is great for one's sex life!

So this Father's Day, mix your man a Brazilian Batida, show him you're a Green Goddess, or go all out with Dr. Gonzo's Kiwifruit Debauchery.  Who knows where all of this might lead...

While you're at it, don't forget to enter The Great Kiwi Adventure... He's sure to love it if you surprise with with a trip down under;-)

Feeling inspired?  Kick it up a notch and enter our Kiwi A-Go-Go contest exclusive to bloggers.

Father's Day Grilling/Cooking Tip:  Kiwifruit makes a great and quick meat tenderizer.  Mash a kiwifruit, apply to meat for 10 minutes, then discard the kiwifruit.

*More vitamin C than an orange, and as much potassium as a banana.

KIWIFRUIT BATIDA- Recipe courtesy of Dushan Zaric and Jason Kosmas of Employees Only

Batida is a style of drink in Brazil that incorporates fresh fruit, Cachaça (Brazilian sugarcane brandy) and condensed milk.

1/2 ZESPRI® GREEN Kiwifruit
1/2 tsp (2.5 ml) superfine sugar
2 oz (56.8 ml) Cachaça 51 Brazilian sugar cane brandy
1 oz (28.4 ml) sweetened condensed milk


1.  Slice kiwifruit in half and use a spoon to scoop chunks from one half into a cocktail shaker.
2.  Add the sugar and muddle to combine.
3.  Add Cachaça and sweetened condensed milk.
4.  Shake all ingredients with ice and pour, unstrained, into a tall Collins glass.

Garnish with a kiwifruit slice

Prep time:  5 minutes
Makes:  1 cocktail


- Recipe courtesy of Chef Tony Abou-Ganim of Modern Mixologist, Las Vegas

6 ZESPRI® GREEN Kiwifruit
2 oz (56.8 ml) simple syrup, divided
2 oz (56.8 ml) fresh lemon juice, strained
1-1/2 oz (42.6 ml) Plymouth Gin
1/2 oz (24.2 ml) Green Chartreuse

1.  Slice kiwifruit into halves and scoop the pulp out into a food processor.  Add 1 oz (28.4 ml) simple syrup and puree for 15 seconds, taking care not to crush the kiwifruit seeds.
2.  Pour lemon juice, gin, 1 oz kiwifruit puree, simple syrup and Green Chartreuse into a cocktail shaker.  Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled Collins glass.

No garnish needed, as the kiwifruit seeds to the trick.

Prep time:  5 minutes
Makes:  1 cocktail

DR. GONZO'S KIWIFRUIT DEBAUCHERY- Recipe courtesy of Chef Mark Brand of Chambar Restaurant

Lemongrass Infused Gin
1 bottle (750 ml) Gin
2 stalks fresh lemongrass

Cut lemongrass in half lengthwise exposing inner leaves.
Drop into the bottle of gin and infuse for 72-96 hours, tasting as you go.  The gin should be flavored but not bitter from the infusion.

Candied Kiwifruit Chips (optional, for garnish)
1 cup (237 ml) water
1 cup (237 ml) sugar
6 ZESPRI® GREEN or GOLD Kiwifruit

1.  Combine water and sugar in a small saucepan and simmer until dissolved; set aside to cool in a shallow bowl.
2.  Slice kiwifruit, skin on, thinly and soak in the sugared water, refrigerated, for 6-8 hours. 
3.  Lay kiwifruit slices on parchment lined baking tray and bake at 220F (104C) for 1 hour until crispy but not brown.
4.  Remove and store in a cool, dry place.

Kiwifruit Debauchery Cocktail
1 ZESPRI® GREEN or GOLD Kiwifruit
1 lime, quartered
1 tsp (5 ml) sugar
2 oz (56.8 ml) lemongrass infused gin
2 oz (56.8 ml) passion fruit nectar


1.  Cut kiwifruit in half and scoop contents with a spoon into cocktail shaker.
2.  Add three lime wedges and the sugar.
3.  Muddle until juices are mixed and released from fruit.
4.  Add the gin, and passion fruit nectar.
5.  Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled rocks glass.
6.  Garnish with candied kiwifruit chips and lime wedge.

Prep time:  5 minutes
Infusion time:  3 days
Makes:  1 cocktail

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