The “Miracle” of Kiwifruit

From the earliest years its consumption, began to emerge its therapeutic properties, mainly due to the high content of nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals and water. In today's era, its consumption has increased significantly because of the valuable ingredients it contains, but also because of the low calorific value.

Kiwi is the richest fruit in vitamin C, although most people mistakenly consider the orange. Eating a single kiwi can cover our daily needs in this vitamin. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, which helps the production of collagen to maintain skin health. Additionally, kiwi is an excellent source of fat-soluble vitamins A and E, which in turn slow the aging process and protect cells from damage. Other very important vitamins found in kiwi, are the B vitamins, which help greatly to healthy brain function and folic acid, which prevents birth defects in fetuses.

Along with the vitamins, minerals also are high in nutritional value of kiwi. The most important are potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, ferrum, cuprum and zinc. Potassium helps lower blood pressure and it is contained in kiwi almost to the same amount contained in the banana. Phosphorus and magnesium act cooperatively for the better health of bones and teeth. In addition, vitamin C kiwi contains, helps in better absorption of ferrum.

Other ingredients contained in kiwi, is dietary fiber, water, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty and many powerful antioxidants. One of the most prevalent beneficial properties of the kiwi is the diuretic effect, which is mainly due to the fiber it contains.