Fruit is so abundant in Australia and such an easy snack. The kiwifruit is available all year round and is packed full of vitamin c, potassium and dietary fibre. They are ready to eat when they yield to gentle pressure, but if you have unripened fruit, just place it in a paper bag with an apple or a banana. Bananas and apples give off natural ethylene gas which hastens the ripening process. Unripened kiwifruit will keep in the fridge for 2 to 3 weeks. Kiwifruit can also be used to tenderise meat - simply peel and mash the kiwifruit and spread it over the meat. The enzymes in the kiwifruit will break down the collagen in the meat in about 15 minutes.