Culture & Heritage

Foodie? 5 things about Kiwi food

New Zealand grows some of the freshest, tastiest, purest, and yummiest produce in the world. Here are 5 reasons why their food is some of the best you’ll eat. 

  1. Environment – it’s a plant paradise.

New Zealand’s position in the world provides the right ingredients to grow a wide variety of healthy produce. Great soil, clean air, plenty of water, and a temperate climate create the perfect growing conditions. There are fewer pests and diseases than in many other countries and a lot more space to grow. That’s why New Zealand growers produce more than 100 varieties of fruits and vegetables every year on 80,000 hectares of land. 

  1. Health – healthy food, for all, forever.

More sun means healthier food. New Zealand’s higher summer UV levels help produce higher levels of natural antioxidants in the skin, flesh, and fruit seeds. Fresh, quality food that tastes good and is high in nutritional value promotes wellbeing for consumers in New Zealand and the rest of the world. 

  1. Ingenuity – science helps us grow.

Ever had a Kiwiberry? New Zealand growers are agile and innovative. They are experts in using science and technology to develop new kinds of fruit to meet customer demands. New Zealand has a globally recognised track record of success in new fruit development and breeding new cultivars. That’s why you see basket-loads of new fruits like cherries, blueberries, and Kiwiberrries. 

  1. Safety – eat up, no worries.

New Zealand-grown produce is safe to eat. It’s grown to international standards and codes of best practice. In fact, food safety legislation scores 100/100 on the Global Food Security Index. Consumers know they can trust the New Zealand brand. 

  1. Kaitiakitanga – it’s all about respect.

This Māori principle of kaitiakitanga means that the land is a resource to be respected. New Zealand growers care for the land with future generations in mind. They respect the environment and use sustainable techniques to ensure they can grow healthy food for a long time. 

So, if you’re looking for the world’s healthiest, tastiest, most innovative produce, we know a place.