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Health Benefits:
Anti-aging
Anti-inflammatory
Fights asthma
Fights free radicals
Lowers blood pressure
May reduce anxiety
May reduce cholesterol
May reduce risk of cancer
May reduce risk of heart disease
May reduce risk of macular degeneration
May reduce risk of osteoarthistis
May regulate blood sugar
May regulate heart rate
Promotes heart health
Reduces risk of bladder cancer
Reduces risk of colon cancer
Relieves arthritis
Nutrition:
Serving size: 1 fruit (no skin); Calories: 56; Fat: .8g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 4g; Carbs: 13g; Fiber:3 g; Sugars: 8g; Protein: 1g; Vitamin A: 2%DV; Vitamin C: 141%DV; Calcium: 3%DV; Iron: 2%DV
Did You Know?
  • Kiwi fruit contain a very special enzyme that does not occur in any other kind of fruit: actinidine. Actinidine breaks down protein. Put it in contact with a piece of meat and the meat becomes more tender. 
  • One serving of kiwifruit (two medium fruits) contains more potassium than a banana, the vitamin C of two oranges, and the amount of fiber in a bowl of bran cereal.
  • Kiwifruits are popular ingredients in DIY face masks. Kiwis are rich in alpha hydroxy fruit acids, vitamin C, E and K. Kiwis are ideal for exfoliating, nourishing and anti-aging.
  • Kiwifruits rank even higher in Lutein content than spinach!
  • KiwiStar™'s, Gold kiwifruit, contains even more Vitamin C, 300% of the dv for one serving (2 medium fruits).

** Here's a helpful hint to finding a perfectly, ripe kiwi with just 3 easy steps!!

 

Ways to Eat:
  • Raw
    • Eat it like an apple, skin and all
    • Chop it in half & eat the insides with a spoon
    • Take the peel off with a peeler, sliced
  • Blended in a smoothie
  • Juiced
  • Make a jam or chutney

Our friends, KiwiStar, have 3 different varieties of delicious kiwifruits!

Check Here for KiwiStar™'s amazing recipe for Tropical KiwiStar™ Salsa!  

Farming Trivia:
  • The kiwifruit originated from China, but it is grown commercially in New Zealand, Italy, USA, Japan, Australia, France, Chile and Spain. 
  • Kiwi seeds can survive extreme cold weather and can be planted year round, but it grows best during the late winter/early spring seasons.

Note: Always consult a physician for any specific health questions and concerns. Some of this information may be subject to change should there be any new findings from Federal Health Administration (FHA), Food & Drug Administration (FDA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Cancer Society (ACS), and / or other leading food, nutrition and medical advisors.