I don’t know about you but I love kiwis, they’re acidic and sweet all at the same time. This fruits are
Overall the scientific evidence for the health benefits of kiwifruit needs to be expanded through the conduct of well-designed and executed human intervention studies that clearly define the study populations,
What is it?
Kiwi Fruit is oval in shape, has a brown furry skin, and is about the size of an egg. Inside they are green, white, and black. You can eat everything inside the kiwi expect the skin, which wouldn’t fast very good.
Kiwifruit are sweet and delicious in flavor. They are soft in texture.
The Kiwi’s origins?
The fruit was first discovered in the southwest months of China and were sent to Europe by French Jesuit priest “Père Pierre Noël Le Chéron d’Incarville” around 1750’s. Later on, around 1840’s Robert Fortune was sent to China to study and collect samples.
Where does it grow now?
Since then, Kiwi fruit is cultivated and grown in various countries such as: Italy, Chile, Greece, France and New Zealand. These are based on the Food and Agriculture Organization statistics of the United Nations (FAOSTAT).
FYI, in case you don’t know it – Kiwi fruit grows on a vine, very similar to a grape vine.
Benefits of Kiwi fruit
Kiwis and specially the golden kiwi have super compounds that will help you:
- Boost immune system – One scientific study showed that eating 4 kiwis daily improves the immune system and helps reduce colds.
A recent Cochrane systematic review explains that the role of vitamin C in uplifting our immune function is enormous. For example, a gold kiwifruit detailed study has shown enhanced plasma vitamin C concentration and reduced severity and duration of upper respiratory infection symptoms in 32 elderly individuals supplemented with four kiwifruit per day for 4 weeks.
- Improve digestion – Kiwis are essential for digestive system. In addition to fibre, kiwis also provide an enzyme called actinidin, this compound enhances the body’s ability to absorb and digest protein. Further digestive reading
- Protection against stress – Oxidative stress contributes a significant amount in the development of age-related diseases. Kiwis have shown and are known for the abilities at reducing oxidative stress throughout the body, whilst enhancing health benefits.
Enjoy the multiple benefits.
Kiwi Fruit Recipes
Find some delicious smoothie recipes ideas that you can enjoy everyday.