KIWI A SUPERFRUIT
Kiwis are a fruit that originate from the mountains and hillsides of Southwest China. They are packed full vitamins, minerals, and powerful plant compounds. They’re sweet, easy to eat, and highly nutritious. They offer amazing health benefits.
They’re now grown all over the world such as New Zealand, Italy, California, France, Greece, and Chile. There are commercial crops in China, Japan, and South Korea.
Kiwis come in different varieties such as the Hayward kiwis or golden varieties (A. chinensis). The difference between green-fleshed and yellow-fleshed kiwis is that green kiwis contain a green pigment called chlorophyll while yellow kiwis do not.
A 3.5-ounce Kiwi is packed with impressive nutrients.
·Carbs: 14 grams
·Fiber: 3 grams
·Fat: 0.44 grams
·Protein: 1 gram
·Vitamin C: 83%
·Vitamin E: 9%
·Vitamin K: 34%
Two medium-sized kiwifruits have about 100 calories, the same amount of potassium as a banana, and more than the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant in the body and protects cells against oxidative damage. It’s also involved in immune function and your body uses it to make collagen and neurotransmitters. kiwis provide potassium, copper, vitamin K, folate, and vitamin E. Kiwis are low in calories, protein, and fat, and they’re a good source of fiber.
Kiwis are an excellent source of plant compounds that have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects in the body. For example, kiwis contain carotenoids, which have health-promoting properties. These compounds include lutein, zeaxanthin, beta carotene. Kiwis help to reduce heart disease risk factors, including high blood pressure, reduce total cholesterol and triglycerides and boost heart-protective HDL (good) cholesterol and with digestive health.