14 March 2015

Goodness of Kiwi Fruit

Kiwi fruit
Kiwi Fruit
Kiwi fruit is very popular in Asia and Australia from long times, and from last few decades it is gaining popularity in America and now it becomes a regular item of united state’s market. Kiwi fruit is delicious as well as nutritious and have rich contents of vitamins, minerals, dietary fiber and other essential nutrients. Kiwi fruit is oblong and have size similar to the plum. Kiwi fruit has fuzzy brown exterior with glistening emerald green flesh. It is juicy and refreshing and its taste is like combination of strawberry & pineapple. Kiwi fruit can be peeled and eaten raw or in fruit salads. Kiwi fruits can be used in making pastries, sorbets, smoothies and in other desserts.


In one cup of kiwi fruit it has 108 calories, 26 grams (g) carbohydrates, 2g protein and 1g fat. It also contains 250 percent recommended vitamin C. Kiwi fruit is high in vitamin E, C and folic acid. Also kiwi fruit is low in sodium and high in potassium and copper which is an essential mineral. A serving of kiwi fruit also provides 5g of soluble and insoluble fiber.


Kiwi fruit has significant antioxidant properties because it has high levels of vitamin C and a photochemical
Kiwi fruit
called lutein, which is a carotenoid that has the ability to decrease the risk of heart disease, cancer and also prevents eye disorders like cataracts and macular degeneration. Kiwi fruit has high dietary fiber that effectively provides added protection against variety of disease such as diabetes, heart disease and gastrointestinal diseases as well. Various other benefits associated with Kiwi fruit includes, helpful in digestion, body’s immune system enhancement and maintaining blood pressure.  


There are plentiful of misconceptions about various fruits, one such popular belief that Vitamin C content of oranges is highest in comparisons with other fruits however, its’ not. In fact vitamin C content of an orange is just half of the vitamin C content found in a Kiwi fruit. A kiwi fruit contains two times more Vitamin C than that of an orange moreover; Kiwi fruit is also very high in potassium, which is more than bananas.


A recent study from the department of nutrition has determined that eating kiwi fruit regularly can decrease the chances of blood clots by reducing the platelet aggression. This study has also indicates that kiwi fruit is also able to reduce fats in the form of triglycerides from bloodstream.



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