Benefits of Kiwi Fruits
The most common cultivar group of kiwifruit is oval, about the size of a large hen's egg.
1. Kiwi fruit
Kiwi fruit, also known as Chinese gooseberry or Macaque peach, is the national fruit of China. The sweet fruit tastes like a combination of pineapple, banana and strawberry. Named after the flightless brown bird kiwi, the fruit is a delight to the taste buds and is loved by all.
The kiwifruit is a little fruit holding great surprises. The most common species of kiwifruit isActinidia deliciosa, commonly known as Hayward kiwi. Inside of this small, ovalshaped fruit featuring brown fuzzy skin resides a brilliant, semitranslucent emerald green flesh speckled with a few concentrically arranged white veins and small black seeds. Its flesh is almost creamy in consistency with an invigorating taste reminiscent of a mixture of strawberries and bananas, yet with its own unique sweet flavor.
The kiwifruit is a fruit with a very interesting history and whose recent rise in popularity reflects a combination of an appreciation for its taste, nutritional value, unique appearance and, surprisingly, its changing name.Native to China, kiwifruits were originally known as Yang Tao. They were brought to New Zealand from China by missionaries in the early 20th century with the first commercial plantings occurring several decades later. In 1960, they were renamed Chinese Gooseberries.
4. Nutrient Values in Kiwi Fruit
The kiwi fruit isrich in vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, dietary fiber and magnesium. It contains low amount of sodium, cholesterol and saturated fat. Kiwi fruit has more vitamin C than equal amount of oranges. Children fed 57 portions of kiwi fruit developed 44 percent less chances of being affected by wheezing as compared to those who were fed once a week, according to an Italian study published in the Thorax, an International Journal of Respiratory Medicine (BMJ group).
5. Beautiful Skin
The skins support system, is reliant on vitamin C as an essential nutrient that works in our bodies as an antioxidant to help prevent damage caused by the sun, pollution and smoke, smooth wrinkles and improve overall skin texture. Kiwi fruit contains very good levels of vitaminA, vitaminE, vitaminK and flavonoid antioxidants such as betacarotene, lutein and xanthin.
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