Kiwi

What are they?

Kiwi, which is also called Chinese gooseberries or kiwifruit, is native to China. At the time when this fruit was imported to New Zealand, any kind of berry had to bear a very high charge on taxes. Therefore, its name was changed to kiwifruit. The kiwifruit and kiwi bird- the iconic symbol of New Zealand share some same characteristics as they are both small and brown which are both covered in short hair.

This fruit normally has a soft and sweet taste, but some varieties have a little bit sour taste.

kiwi health benefits

Health Benefits

Kiwi is rich in many types of antioxidants which prevent the cell DNA from being damaged by oxidative agents. Furthermore, these antioxidants help to fight against various kinds of cancer1.

Kiwi contains a rich amount of actinidain, a potent enzyme which supports your digestion and ensures a regular bowel movement. With a lot of fibre, this fruit is very effective in preventing constipation as well as other diseases related to the intestine system.

It also helps you to manage your blood pressure very effectively thanks to the rich content of potassium. It also reduces blood clotting and promotes the circulation of blood movement.

How to use them?

  • Kiwi can be eaten fresh on its own or added to green salads.
  • Yoghurt and smoothies: Mix your yoghurt with plenty kinds of berries such as strawberries, blueberries and kiwi. Blend this mixture with ice for a sweet smoothie.
  • Chutney: You can also create a kind of chutney to eat with fish or chicken. Just steam a mixture of kiwi, orange and pineapple.
  • Jam: Prepare a healthy jam for breakfast by blending kiwis, pineapple, apple and lemon juice.
  • Desserts:Kiwi can be a great addition to varieties of desserts.
  • Garnishing: Lastly, kiwi can be eaten during your main lunch by garnishing the mixture of kiwi, mango and mint to your roasted chicken, steak or lean chop.
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