K is for Kiwi!

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By Chris Mittelstaedt

It’s hard to let go of things that were ingrained in my brain as a kid. I still feel nervous if I take food  out of the kitchen to eat somewhere other than the table (“not on the rug, Chris!”), and oftentimes I  find myself humming an old Sesame Street song from Cookie Monster: “C is for cookie, that’s good  enough for me. C is for cookie, that’s good enough for me. Oh! Cookie, cookie, cookie starts with C.”  Maybe it was the googly-eyed, electric-blue, furry Cookie Monster, or his rough-around-the-edges  singing voice, or perhaps the messy enthusiasm with which he ate everything including his own hand–but for whatever reason, that song has stuck in my head.

However, back in 2005, it was announced on Sesame Street that Cookie Monster was recommending  that cookies were “sometime food” and that fruit was “anytime food.” The transition song, sung by  Hoots the Owl and called “A Cookie is a Sometime Food,” just wasn’t as catchy. Even as a FruitGuy  who appreciates the message of fruits and veggies being the core of a healthy diet, I’d have to say  that the updated song just didn’t do it for me. Today, if a message can’t be understood in a ringtone,  it’s lost. So, Sesame Street—we need a new song. Something catchy that draws on what worked in  the past. Here’s my entry. Just put it to the old Cookie Monster song and see what happens:

K is for Kiwi! That’s good enough for me. Hey!
K is for Kiwi! That’s good enough for me. Hey!
K is for Kiwi, full of vitamin C!
Yes, Kiwi, Kiwi, Kiwi has vitamin C!

(I’ll be happy to waive all royalties”¦)

Kiwis are back and they’re packed with loads  of vitamin C. One medium kiwi is only about 45  calories yet has 117% of your daily recommended  value of vitamin C. While there are people who eat  them whole (skin and all), most folks just eat the  inner fruit. One of the easiest ways to eat kiwis in  the office is to simply cut them in half widthwise  to make two “cups.” Then just spoon out the fruit  and devour with the passion of Cookie Monster!

Check fruitguys.com/mix to see this week’s mix.

Enjoy & Be Fruitful!



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