Kiwi is jam-packed with variety of nutrients which not only satisfies the taste buds but are extremely beneficial to our health. This exotic fruit is
Kiwi is jam-packed with variety of nutrients which not only satisfies the taste buds but are extremely beneficial to our health. This exotic fruit is known for its wonderful and distinct flavors. The taste of this delicious superfood is a blend of strawberries, orange, apple and lemon. It is an edible berry of wooden vine which has its origin in China, originally known as ‘Yang Tao’ which was later replaced by the name Chinese gooseberry. Italy, New Zealand, France, Japan, Chile, and the United States are the major contributors to the commercial production of this fruit.
One cup of kiwi provides almost 275 per cent of daily recommended amount of Vitamin C. It is low in calories but high in energy. One kiwi contains about 42 calories, 2 grams of fiber and 0.4 grams of fat. Kiwi can be helpful for weight loss as can help in filling you up without adding a lot of calories.
Excellent Source of Vitamins
Kiwi is an excellent source of vitamin C and potassium. In fact it has more vitamin C than oranges. Kiwi fruit is both delicious and nutritious, with high level of vitamins like vitamin A, folate, vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol), and vitamin K. The mineral wealth of this exotic fruit contains potassium, calcium, magnesium, and phosphorous.
Benefits of Kiwi
– Improves heart health
– Treats macular degeneration
– Prevents cancer
– Controls diabetes
– Treats macular degeneration
– Improves iron absorption
– Boosts immunity
– Aids in digestion
Selection and Storage
– Select kiwis which are soft and check for any bruises, dark spots and wrinkles.
– They can be stored by keeping at room temperature away from sunlight or heat for couple of days. Ideally, store in paper bags.
How to add kiwis in your diet
– Blend it into a healthy smoothie
– Toss kiwi into salads
– Freeze kiwi into a popsicle
– Mix kiwi into your favorite yogurt parfait
Various Kiwi Treats
Kiwifruit and Feta Toasties Recipe
Kiwifruit and Feta Toasties are a refreshing and delicious blend of honey, kiwi, feta cheese and lemon juice. Surprise your guests with this simple recipe.
Nutella and Kiwifruit Crepe Recipe
Surprise your guests with this simple recipe made with milk, eggg, nutella, kiwi and whole wheat flour.
Kiwi Cheesecake Recipe
Kiwi Cheesecake is mouth-watering delight, made with mascarpone cheese, cream, cream cheese, chocolate cookies, vanilla extract and butter.
Kiwi and Banana Salad Recipe
A simple and quick salad that’ll only take you only 15 minutes
Kiwi Popsicle Recipe
Kiwi Popsicle is a delightful recipe which you can prepare easily at home with just four easily available ingredients.
Kiwi and Banana Shake Recipe
Start your day off with our delicious yet nutritious smoothie, a refreshing blend of kiwi, banana, honey and pomegranate seeds.
Kiwi Jam Recipe
Make this DIY preservative-free jam at home with only three ingredients like kiwi, apple and pineapple juice.