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‘What to eat!’ series – #13 Kiwi


Belonging to the berry family, kiwi originated in China but are mostly cultivated in New Zealand these days. It can be green or yellow-fleshed. It is rich in vitamins, especially vitamin C, but also Vitamin E & K, minerals (magnesium, copper, potassium, folate), antioxidants (carotenoids) & fibre. As such it has many health benefits:

  • assist good digestion
  • relieve symptoms of constipation
  • boost immunity
  • reduce the risks of many diseases through its anti-inflammatory (polyphenols) properties
  • reduce blood pressure & cholesterol levels & therefore the risks of heart diseases

Kiwi are easy to eat & are good to add to a healthy diet. However, as fruits, they contain sugar so must be consumed in moderation. And be aware that some people are allergic to them (allergy to actinidin).

I personally love adding them to other fruits such as berries for a lovely fruit salad or on top of my breakfast cereals, or some yogurt. They are great for smoothies as well.

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