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Wake Up With Zespri at Zespri® Sungold Kiwifest

Truly this time every year, I look forward to enjoying Zespri® Sungold Kiwifruit and look out for it in the grocery stores. Yesterday was the start of the Wake Up With Zespri campaign that kicked off with a blast with the Zespri® Sungold Kiwifest at Desa Parkcity. The campaign is all about how consuming a sweet and zesty kiwifruit every morning can impact the overall wellbeing of my whole family every day!

Did you know that one Zespri® Sungold Kiwifruit boasts over 3X the Vitamin C content found in an Orange for every 100g of edible flesh¹. It is really at the top of the nutrition chart of all fruits.
Breakfast has constantly been touted as the most important meal of the day because it fuels the body with all the essential nutrients required to perform to our optimal level. Taking a Zespri® Kiwifruit with your regular breakfast every morning gives you just that and more because one Zespri® SunGold Kiwifruit is enough to meet 100% of your daily Vitamin C needs,” shared Ms Tee Lai Kim, Marketing Manager of Zespri Malaysia.

  • 100% of Your Daily Vitamin C needs! 

Vitamin C is so essential to strengthen our body’s immune system. Therefore, knowing that this small sized fruit contains such high Vitamin C, how can I not want to consume it daily? Prevention is better than cure, it’s better to keep our bodies healthy daily rather than wait till sickness comes knocking. Vitamin C also protects muscle tissue against damage by free radicals, reduce fatigue and improve vitality.

  • Vitamin C-rich Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit is a Mood Booster!

Another benefit of Vitamin C sis it also helps to activate enzymes in the body that play an important role in boosting energy levels and this also helps to enhance one’s mood, making Zespri® SunGold Kiwifruit the necessary and perfect fruit to start the day for breakfast!

  • Suitable for diabetics and avoiding blood sugar level spikes! 

Most people would have tasted the green variety of the kiwifruit which is more zesty and sourish, well if you prefer the sweeter one, then go for the golden yellow flesh of a Zespri® SunGold Kiwifruit as it is juicy with a fresh tang. However, even with this natural sweetness, it has a low glycaemic index of 38, which indicates the amount of glucose that is released during digestion from carbohydrates into the blood system, and slow glucose diffusion means that one feels less hunger in between meals. This also makes Zespri® kiwifruit a healthy option for people with reduced tolerance to glucose, such as diabetics. I just love having this for my in between meal healthy snack as well, better than choosing anything that is full of carbs and fried.

Here’s a fun fact, did you know that it takes 240 days for a Zespri® Kiwifruit to be grown from seed to kiwifruit and all Zespri® Kiwifruit are grown under the Zespri® System, a quality assurance programme which ensures that each fruit is grown with the best orchard management techniques possible, while remaining focused on sustainable development and care for the natural environment.

How to Enjoy it!
Please don’t try to bite through a kiwi with the skin on! To enjoy the Kiwi fruit the right way, ust cut Zespri® SunGold Kiwifruit in half and scoop it out!
That’s it – Cut, Scoop and Enjoy – whether you just like to ‘cut and scoop’ the flesh out with a ‘spife’ (Zespri® kiwifruit utensil, half spoon and half knife), or peel and slice, or even to add them to a variety of dishes from overnight oats and muesli to snacks and main courses – now everyone can boost their nutritional daily intake with just one fruit!

Zespri® SunGold Kiwifest on 29 May 2016

The Zespri® SunGold Kiwifest is a regional initiative that began in Malaysia yesterday and will carry on in Singapore and the Australia. The event started early at 8.30am in the morning and lasted till 11:30am at Desa Parkcity, the Kiwifest will carry the main campaign message of Wake Up With Zespri incorporating fun elements of family breakfast time.

It was a fun event in the outdoors for the whole family with some really nice kiwi themed food for all visitors.

We really enjoyed the kiwi meat balls and tarts! Nice idea for a breakfast recipe that uses the kiwi fruit.

Tee shares, “We are very pleased to share that one of the main highlights is a special Pop Pilates class led by world-renowned celebrity fitness instructor and founder of Blogilates, Cassey Ho from Los Angeles, the no.1 most watched female fitness channel on Youtube with over 3 million subscribers.” Cassey flew all the way to Malaysia from Los Angeles for this event to meet all her Malaysian fans who experienced a live class conducted by her. Malaysian emcee celebrity Jojo Struys also conducted a very peaceful yoga session just before introducing Cassey.

It was really amazing to see everyone braving the hot sun to exercise together with Cassey who is super motivational and fun in a her approach to fitness. I must admit, I love her youtube fitness vids too and love working out to her vids whenever I have to stay indoors.

The Zespri® SunGold Kiwifest is a public event with no entry fee charged, and the line-up of activities include activities by LeelaPass – a children enrichment centre, who will conduct 15-minute blocks of mass participation physical activities including ball games, fun interactive ‘full body’ rock, paper, scissors game, arts and craft and finger painting.

The first 500 little Zespri fans who joined the games also received a limited edition Zespri Kiwifruit World tee by renowned London illustrator and artist, Harry Malt, no wonder the illustration is do good! Josiah loves it a lot. We are also proud owners of of a limited edition BPA-Free Zespri Water bottle specially for the first 1500 who came and registered.

Other fun activities include a Smoothie Bike – ride the bike to blend your own kiwifruit smoothies! Community Colouring Wall, Giant Twister and Kiwi Dartboard, Zorb Ball, feel-good freestyle music by DJ Irama, dynamic positive tunes by GTXperiment and a complimentary kiwifruit inspired breakfast. The many activities for the kids really was well planned. Our kids truly enjoyed painting, throwing the balls on the giant sungold kiwi and just running about on the large field. It was something different for our weekend which was spent indoors most of the time.

GTXperiment really entertained and got the crowd going, despite the strong sun, everyone stayed on till the end of the fest.

“Through our Kiwifest, where family and friends gather to enjoy healthy kiwifruit treats and fun, engaging and educational activities during the start of the day, we hope to cultivate the daily habit of starting each day with a Kiwifruit for a healthy and happy life full of goodness, vigour and vitality, just like a Zespri® Kiwifruit!”

For more information on Zespri® Kiwifruit!

Zespri® Official Website: /

Zespri® Official Facebook Page:

Zespri® Official Instagram: Zespri AU & SEA (@zespri_au.sea)

Zespri® Official Twitter : Zespri Kiwifruit SEA (@ZespriSEA)

Zespri® Official Hashtags : #ZespriMY #WakeUpWithZespri #MyZespriKiwifest

¹* Total Vitamin C (mg/100g edible flesh), ** Nutrient Adequacy Score USDA Nutrient Database 2015 (Release 28); New Zealand FOODFiles 2014 Version 0

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