The Nutrition of Kiwi

Kiwifruit or the kiwi as we all know it is small brown fruit that may not be that attractive on the outside but the soft green pulp inside of it does not only look good, but the taste is really nice as well. Kiwi grows on vines and specifically in a warm temperature climate; still, the availability is to most parts of the world. You can easily go and buy it from one of your grocery stores, but the price will vary depending on the availability. This fruit has plenty of health benefits and protects your body from developing certain diseases. Kiwis are common to be found in different salad recipes and also some healthy smoothies.

The nutritional value of Kiwi is such that one kiwi will have about 46 calories, 11 grams of carbs, 1 gram of protein, 2g for fiber and a specific quantity of vitamin K and C. It has no fats which make it great for diet conscious individuals. This nutritional composition results in a lot of health benefits and therefore is recommended for everyone to eat.

Kiwis have a lot of phytonutrients. Phytonutrients is a food component that is chemical and helps the body to fight diseases and prevents them from developing. They are not the usual mineral or vitamin components, but these chemicals are produced by plants to help them fight viruses, bacteria, and fungi. This chemical is there to give fruits and vegetables the aroma and color that they have. Since kiwis are packed with these nutrients, there are also some of them which works as an antioxidant and promote a healthy immune system for the body.

The daily requirement of vitamin C that should be consumed by us is present in just one kiwi. Vitamin C, as we all know it, is extremely important because it helps our body absorb iron and accelerates the production of collagen. If you want to have healthier gums and a faster wound healing processing, then you should have a kiwi regularly.

You should never waste your time, effort and money on buying expensive multivitamins which are not even natural. Taking nutrients directly from the food source always proves to be a better and healthier option. Kiwis are a great source of vitamin K, which helps the body in making proteins for bones and other organs. On the Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity (ORAC) test, Kiwis score about 1210. This test gives an estimation of the total antioxidant potential which is there in different fruits and vegetables. Even though this test will not tell how much ORAC units but still it helps you in making a comparison between the food items that you are eating. A Higher score will definitely mean better overall antioxidant in that fruit/vegetable.

There is no need for you to eat a kiwi just as it is because if you don’t like it raw, then you can mix it with other fruits and make a tangy salad that is tasty and multiplies the health benefit as well.