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
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!
Ways to Eat:
- 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
- Make a jam or chutney
- 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.