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Kiwi


You’d be excused for thinking that the Kiwi comes from New Zealand, it’s actually from China! And is said to have been used as a type of medicine for centuries. Nowadays its generally used in desserts or to add some bright colours to your fruit bowls! However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t a nutritional powerhouse. Having high levels of Vitamins A, B6, B12, C, E, and potassium, calcium, iron and magnesium, its definitely one to think about adding to your diet! (Borah, 2018). It actually has almost twice the amount of vitamin C compared with that of well-known fruits like oranges. This results in high levels of anti-oxidants, essential for ensuring great bodily functions. Alongside this, you have the serotonin-inducing properties, which is great for encouraging a restful sleep. Maybe something to try in combination with our sleep tea 😉

The high fibre content means it can assist in managing high blood pressure, reducing the risks of other heart conditions, and even lowering your risk of colon cancer. One study found that kiwis can even help with vision loss, reducing macular degeneration by up to 36%! (Butler, 2016).

Let’s have a look at the nutritional profile:


Calories 108 (452 kJ) 5%
From Carbohydrate 93.5 (391 kJ)
From Fat 7.7 (32.2 kJ)
From Protein 6.8 (28.5 kJ)
Vitamins
Amounts Per Selected Serving % DV
Vitamin A 154IU 3%
Vitamin C 164mg 273%
Vitamin D~ ~
Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol) 2.6mg 13%
Vitamin K 71.3mcg 89%
Thiamin 0.0mg 3%
Riboflavin 0.0mg 3%
Niacin 0.6mg 3%
Vitamin B 60.1mg 6%
Folate 44.2mcg 11%
Vitamin B 120.0mcg 0%
Pantothenic Acid 0.3mg 3%
Choline 13.8mg
Betaine 0.9mg
Minerals
Amounts Per Selected Serving % DV
Calcium 60.2mg 6%
Iron 0.5mg 3%
Magnesium 30.1mg 8%
Phosphorus 60.2mg 6%
Potassium 552mg 16%
Sodium 5.3mg 0%
Zinc 0.2mg 2%
Copper 0.2mg 12%
Manganese 0.2mg 9%
Selenium 0.4mcg 1%
Fluoride~

Works Cited

Borah, P. (2018, Jan 08). 7 Kiwi Fruit Benefits: From a Powerhouse of Antioxidants to Inducing Sleep. Retrieved from NDTV Food: https://food.ndtv.com/food-drinks/7-kiwi-fruit-benefits-from-a-powerhouse-of-antioxidants-to-inducing-sleep-1236599

Butler, N. (2016, Dec 14). 7 Health Benefits of Kiwi . Retrieved from Healthline : https://www.healthline.com/health/7-best-things-about-kiwi

 




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