Dried Kiwi Fruit Protects Cardiovascular System
Dried Kiwi Fruit Protects Respiratory System
Dried Kiwi Fruit Provides Digestive Enzymes
Dried Kiwi Fruit Manages Blood Pressure
Dried Kiwi Fruit Remove Excess Sodium
Dried Kiwi Fruit Supports Pregnancy
Dried Kiwi Fruit Boosts Immunity
Dried Kiwi Fruit Prevents Cancer
Dried Kiwi Fruit Protects Eyes
Dried Kiwi Fruit High in fiber
Kiwi fruit is native to north-central and eastern China. Cultivation of the fuzzy kiwifruit spread from China in the early 20th century to New Zealand, where the first commercial plantings occurred. Although cultivars were called by a variety of Chinese names, such as yang tao, meaning "strawberry peach", "Chinese gooseberry" (because of the flavor and color of the flesh) became commonplace as a name among growers in England and New Zealand during the early 20th Century and during World War II. The fruit was exported to California using the names "Chinese gooseberry". In 1962, New Zealand growers began calling it "kiwifruit" to give it more market appeal, followed by a California-based importer also using the name, "kiwifruit", to introduce the fruit to the American market.
Kiwi fruit are easily recognized as kiwifruit (due to basic shape) their fruit is quite variable. The skin of the fruit can vary in size, shape, hairiness, and color. The flesh can vary in color, juiciness, texture, and taste. Some fruits are unpalatable while others taste considerably better than the majority of the commercial varieties.
Kiwi fruit (76 grams) provides 46 calories, 0.3 g fat, 1 g protein, 11 g carbohydrates, and 2.6 g dietary fiber found partly in the edible skin, possibly contributing mild laxative effects. Kiwifruit is a rich source of vitamin C (112% of the Daily Value per 100 grams) and vitamin K, and a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin E(nutrient tables, right).