Exotic green and delicious taste of kiwifruit is enough to attract people, but the reason why folks must consume it is that it is super-rich in nutrients.
Kiwifruit is named after the kiwi bird of New Zealand because of its resemblance with the flightless bird. Both are small, brown and fuzzy.
Its name though suggests that it would have originated in New Zealand, but it was first discovered in China.
This fruit is considered to be superfood. Researchers at Rutgers University found that the kiwifruit has the best nutrient density compared to the 21 commonly consumed fruits.
Kiwifruit roughly costs around Rs400/kg in Pakistan.
Read this powerfood’s five health benefits noted by care2.com.
Helps Fight Heart Disease
Its daily consumption reduces blood clotting and triglycerides by 15 percent or more.
Many patients take aspirin to reduce blood clotting, but this causes many lead to inflammation and intestinal bleeding. Kiwifruit has the same anti-clotting anti-oxidants with no side effects.
Suitable For Diabetics
Kiwifruit contains a glycemic load of 4 which makes it safe for diabetics.
Helps Food Digestion
Raw kiwifruit’s protein-dissolving enzyme helps digest food. Its fiber also prevents constipation and other intestinal problems.
Helps Moderate Blood Pressure
Kiwifruit contains high level of potassium that helps keep our electrolytes in balance by counteracting the effects of sodium.
Kiwis are rich in vitamin E, an antioxidant known to protect skin from degeneration.