After being introduced by missionaries in New Zealand in the early 20th century, kiwifruit was granted its name in honour of New Zealand’s native bird, the “Kiwi”.
Kiwifruit is small and light brown in colour with a “hairy” skin surface. The inside of the fruit is lime green and studded with tiny black seeds in an oval pattern when sliced and tastes sweet and juicy.
- Provides excellent levels of vitamin C (five times the level found in an orange) which form beneficial antioxidants that provide autoimmunity protection. (1)
- Supplies a great amount of vitamin K which helps the formation of blood clots and reduces the risk of atherosclerosis. (2) (3)
- Plentiful in vitamin A which is great for improving skin, bones, and teeth as well as vision development. (4)
- Provides twice the amount of vitamin E than an avocado, along with potassium which helps to balance the body’s electrolytes and blood flow. (5)
- Delivers good levels of copper and zinc which are essential to increase red blood cell production, regulate homeostasis and promote their bone and brain development. (6)
- Provides an abundance of vitamin B6, which supports the immune system and important for healthy foetuses.
- Contains brilliant levels of antioxidants which help eradicate cancerous cells in the body.
Kiwifruit Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 100 grams, raw
|Calories from Fat||4|
|Total Fat||1 g||1%|
|Saturated Fat||0 g||1%|
|Total Carbohydrates||15 g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g||12%|
|Vitamin A 2%||Vitamin C||155%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie intake.
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