Kiwi
NutrientValue
Calories 61 kcal
Total fat 0,52 gr
Saturated fat 0,029 gr
Polyunsaturated fat 0,287 gr
Monounsaturated fat 0,047 gr
Sodium 3 mg
Potassium 312 mg
Carbohydrate 14,66 gr
Fiber 3 gr
Protein 1,14 gr
Source: USDA - National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference (Release 26)

Health & Nutrition

Kiwifruit, a super fruit

Kiwis were one of the first fruits to be recognized as “super fruits ” because of their high content of beneficial elements to the body and its low caloric content.

A great source of vitamins

Kiwifruits have a high content of vitamin C (which acts as a powerful antioxidant): eating a kiwi covers almost all of the daily needs of vitamin C. In addition to vitamin C, they contain other powerful antioxidants (like vitamin E) that have been linked to neutralizing the damage that free radicals can generate, particularly cardiovascular problems and cancer. The good news is that kiwifruit, unlike nuts or oils where vitamin E is generally found, have a low calorie content.

Vitamin C, combined with the polyphenols and potassium present in the kiwi could help prevent the formation of blood clots in blood vessels; they have been considered as a help for the body in protecting against thrombosis, heart attacks or strokes and improve overall cardiovascular health.

Detox effect

Kiwis are considered to be a good help to cleanse the body and lose weight because of their high fiber content, high percentage of water and low calories; it also is a good source of actinidine, an enzyme that works as a natural laxative and has a diuretic effect, making it excellent for the digestive system.

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