Meet The Plant | Kiwi

Nov 29, 2021

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Kiwis are native to China, and often referred to as Chinese gooseberries – these days this visually unusual fruit is grown in luxurious sunny spots all over the world.  There are two kinds of kiwis – green and gold – they have minuscule nutritional differences, but both are great for digestive and cardiovascular health.  They are extremely high vitamin C content also promotes skin health and supports the immune system by fighting inflammation.

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What are kiwis good for?

Skin Health
Kiwis are rich in vitamin C which is necessary for the production of collagen.  It also helps speed up the repair from sun and wind damage to the skin.

Digestive Health
Kiwis have a mild laxative effect which is linked to their fiber content.  The fiber in kiwis aids in digestion and helps maintain colon health.  Kiwis also have an enzyme called actinidin which aids in the digestion of protein.

Cardiovascular Health
Kiwis have high levels of vitamin C and E, as well as flavonoids which can help reduce triglycerides.  The tiny black seeds are also rich in vitamin E and omega-3 fatty acids which act as a natural blood thinner.

Immune Support
Kiwi’s high content of vitamin C boosts the immune system helps to fight off colds and flu and combats inflammation.

How to get the most from your kiwis?

Eat them raw and alone.  Eat the kiwi with a spoon like you would eat a hard-boiled egg.  Green kiwis contain actinidin which makes them incompatible with certain foods like dairy.  It will make the dairy curdle.
Eat all the colors.  Green kiwis do contain larger amounts of fiber, while gold kiwis contain higher levels of potassium and vitamin C.


Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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