Did you know the health benefits of kiwifruit. It is very rich in many vitamins and minerals. In fact, it is so jam packed with nutrients that it ranks as the most nutrient-rich of the top 26 fruits consumed in the world today.
It is one of the richest sources of vitamin C (in terms of density) and has banana-rivalling amounts of potassium and trace amounts of vitamin A (beta carotene) plus various other vitamins and minerals such as inositol.
Children who consume kiwifruit as part of their regular diet of fruit and vegies have demonstrated additional health benefits to the respiratory tract while adults who enjoy their kiwis will be glad to know that an antimutagenic component present in the fruit helps prevent the mutations of genes that may initiate the cancer process.
Kiwifruits are also high in dietary fiber which helps diabetics by controlling sugar levels and helping to expel toxic compounds in the colon.
Other specific health conditions which kiwifruits are found to benefit are:
- Eye Health/Macular Degeneration.
- Stress Reduction.
- Weight Control.
Kiwifruits tend to be at their best during the summer months as they grow in temperate climates with adequate summer heat but are typically enjoyed all year round.
So there….who would have guessed a fruit as small as a large hen’s egg could be so full of healthy vitamins and minerals?