Kiwifruit or Chinese gooseberry is the name given to the edible berries of several species of woody vines in the genus Actinidia. The most common cultivar group of kiwifruit is oval, about the size of a large hen's egg.
Kiwifruit is renowned to be a nutritional powerhouse owing to generous amounts of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals, vitamins and dietary fibre which are more than any other fruit in the world. Here are the health benefits of kiwifruits:
Powerhouse of Vitamins and Minerals
Essential for great hair, skin and strong immunity, Vitamin C should be consumed everyday by us. Green and SunGold Kiwifruits are extremely high in Vitamin C that helps enhance vitality, increase immunity and alleviate sluggishness. Not only do they taste great but are also loaded with minerals such as potassium which help to maintain blood pressure and boost energy.
Packed with Antioxidants
Antioxidants slow down the activity of free radicals that are by-products of a normal metabolism and promote overall wellness. Since kiwifruits are packed with antioxidant galore, they serve as the healthiest fruit option for people of all ages.
Excellent source of Folate
For women who are trying to conceive or are pregnant, Kiwifruit is a great addition to your prescribed folic acid supplements. It is also good for growing children.
Kiwifruits are rich in fibre which is a natural aid to digestion. In addition, kiwifruit contains a soluble enzyme called actinidin which helps in the digestion of proteins and relieves the bloated feeling. Kiwifruits are the only fruit containing the actinidin enzyme, making them unique and an absolute must have in your daily fruit basket.
Low Glycemic Index (GI)
Kiwifruits are characterizes by a low glycemic index (GI) that helps in better management of blood sugar levels. The Zespri SunGold Kiwifruits low GI index has a healthy effect of carbohydrates on sugar levels, making it a healthy option for people even with conditions such as Type I and II Diabetes.