I’m old enough to have called them Chinese gooseberries.
That name wasn’t suited to export markets and their name was changed to kiwifruit – or more commonly everywhere except New Zealand and Australia, they’re known simply as kiwis.
I eat them on toast with cottage cheese and in yogurt with sunflower and pumpkin seeds.
They also go well with ham and camembert or brie in sandwiches, look and taste good in fruit salad, are the equal of strawberries or raspberries for topping pavlovas and of course are good eaten by themselves.
They are nutrient dense and delicious and I’m grateful that they are both plentiful and inexpensive.
Apropos of fruit formerly known as something else, at much the same time Chinese gooseberries became kiwifruit, tree tomatoes became tamarillos. They too have nutritional value but I haven’t learned to like them yet.