With its sweet-tangy flavour and high nutrient content, the Kiwi fruit makes a tasty ingredient in smoothies, salads, desserts and cakes. The best quality fruit come from New Zealand since the favourable climatic conditions and rich volcanic soil ensure consistent quality and taste.
Kiwi fruit is rich in vitamins and minerals compared to other popular fruits. For example it has twice the Vitamin C content compared to oranges and five times more nutrient content compared to apples making it a “Super Fruit”.
It is also a good source of dietary fibre, Vitamin E, potassium, folic acid, carotenoids, antioxidants and trace minerals. Truly it is a nutritional powerhouse. Here’s a quick look at its various benefits:
Vitamin C content (85.1 mg) helps boost immunity.
High fibre content (3 gm) improves digestion.
Its Glycemic Index number (48.5) makes it suitable for diabetics.
Folic content (38.2 ug) benefits pregnant women.
The magnesium (14.4 mg) content is vital for normal body functions
Vitamin E content helps fight age-related macular degeneration.
Its low fat and low sodium content makes it ideal for patients with heart disease and diabetes and also helps weight loss.
Its anti-oxidant property helps reduce blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.
Best eaten when ripe or slightly soft
Store at room temperature or with apples and bananas for quick ripening