Elizabeth Arnott

In Praise of Kiwi Fruit

Kiwi fruit have fantastic nutritional value, from disease prevention to an abundance of vitamins and minerals.
The Kiwi fruit originated in China and was known as the Chinese gooseberry, until it was renamed by the New Zealanders after their national bird.  It has fantastic nutritional value, from disease prevention to an abundance of vitamins of minerals.  With high fibre content, kiwis help the body protect itself against some cancers, and the high levels of phytonutrients function as antioxidants.   One kiwi provides 230% of the RDA for Vitamin C, and 10% of the RDA for Vitamin E.  Kiwis also contain calcium, chromium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium and zinc.    Now that I have dazzled you with data, how about enjoying this delicious-tasting fruit just because it is so fresh and delectable.  Who said that eating healthily has to be boring?  You can add them to a fruit salad, incorporate them into smoothies, mix in with your morning muesli, serve with fresh goat's yogurt, or just eat them as a snack.  In my photo I serve them with a small handful of goji berries.  What a power-packed snack!   For a tip on buying and storing, try to choose a fruit that is plump and slightly firm, with no visible bruising.  If your kiwis are under-ripe, store them in a paper bag with a banana.  This will speed up the ripening.  But as soon as they are ripe, store them away from other fruit to avoid them rapidly over-ripening.  They can last for about a week in the refrigerator.   For recipes including kiwis, and a huge variety of healthy recipes to help you maintain your detox lifestyle, make sure you have my Detox Maintenance Recipe Collection to hand.  Available both as an ebook and paperback from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk,  Create Space and Barnes and Noble

Comments: 1

  • Elizabeth Apr 08

    Did you know that kiwis can improve your sleep? Eat 2 kiwis half-an-hour before going to sleep, to significantly improve your sleep pattern, the onset, duration and quality of sleep.

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