Kiwi (Kiwi) with its sour touch and peculiar look has garnered a growing number of Brazilian fans. In the last six years in Brazil, consumption has increased by 50%.
One of the main virtues of the fruit is its high load of antioxidants, damage-fighting substances and premature cell aging, a phenomenon associated with a range of diseases ranging from cardiovascular disease to cancer. And kiwi is a great source of Vitamin C, E, B6, niacin, potassium, magnesium, copper, phosphate and dietary fiber, it has fat and no cholesterol.
And it still has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anticancer and laxative effects.
Studies show that kiwi fibers have a great ability to retain water, assisting in the formation of fecal bolus and balancing intestinal transit, so for those suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, a disorder marked by abdominal pain, diarrhea, should include the fruit. in your food.
No Japan The kiwi harvest season is between October and November, but we find kiwi all year round at the Japanese supermarket due to imports from other countries. Many products like drinks, beverages, juices, yogurts, candies, ice cream, jams and much more are found here based on kiwi.
Also called kiwi green, it is the classic type of fruit. Its pulp is greenish and its citrus flavor and, when not so ripe, somewhat sour.
Kiwi gold is little more expensive than green and, as the name suggests, has yellowish pulp. Its taste is sweeter and its vitamin C content is higher.
- Antioxidant action keeps skin young and beautiful
- Prevents the appearance of wrinkles
- Lowers high blood pressure
- Helps maintain weight
- Helps in cancer prevention
- Helps prevent osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis
- Helps in good mood and fast head
- Regulates the intestines, aids digestion and constipation
- Prevents fluid retention
- Soothes asthma and improves breathing
- Strengthens the immune system
- Strengthens eye health
- Improves bone health
- Has higher sleep quality
- The combination of vitamins A and E can lower the risk of cancer, artery coronary artery disease and help improve the immune system.
- It also has reasonable amounts of soluble fiber, which help in lowering blood cholesterol levels.
- And the mineral elements that make it up Kiwi as: calcium, magnesium, iron and especially potassium, contribute to balance blood pressure.
- Vitamin C increases the body's defenses, protecting against colds and flu.
- Vitamin A and B6 are found in smaller amounts than the others, but they act to attenuate skin wrinkles.
Kiwi Properties (100 g)
- 51 calories
- 11,5 g Carbs
- 1,3 g Protein
- 0,6 g of fats
- 0,1 g of saturated fat
- 2,7 g of fibers
- 70,8 mg of vitamin C
- Potassium 269
- 24 mg Calcium
- 33 mg phosphorus
- 11 Mg Magnesium
- 70,8 mg of vitamin C
- 40,3µg Vitamin K
- 2,2µg Vitamin A
- 0,3 mg iron
Originally from China and now widespread worldwide, however, it only came to Brazil 40 years ago and has since been widely consumed by Brazilians.
The fruit was named after Kiwi because it resembles a bird that is a national symbol of New Zealand, one of the leading fruit producing countries.