When was the last time you enjoyed kiwis?
If some time has passed, here are some interesting facts about them that can make you re-remember, appreciate, and crave to enjoy their taste again and again!
• Botanically, kiwis belong to the group of berries.
• Kiwis grow as vines (climbing plant Actinidia chinensis), they can reach 10 meters (33 feet) in length.
• Kiwis can bear fruit for up to 30 years and survive for more than 50 years.
• Kiwis originally had the Chinese name “yang tao”. When the fruit was first grown in New Zealand, its sweet taste and green color quickly earned them the nickname “Chinese gooseberries.” Gooseberries were not a popular fruit, so it was decided to change the name to kiwi. The name comes from the New Zealand symbol, the bird kiwi, as the shape and color of the fruit are very similar to this bird. The name of the kiwis has changed, but their great taste doesn’t!
• Kiwi flavor is described as a combination of gooseberry, strawberry, banana, melon, apple and pineapple aromas.
• Although sweet, it is low in calories. Medium-sized kiwis contain only 56 calories.
• Kiwis contain twice as much vitamin C as oranges. They are also a rich source of vitamin E and K. Kiwis, compared to other fruits, provide the highest amount of vitamins and fiber per gram of fruit.
• Eating kiwi fruit before bed will make you fall asleep faster. Studies have shown that consumption of kiwi fruit is closely related to sleep quality, and regular consumption of kiwi could actually improve sleep duration and efficiency!
• Kiwis facilitate the digestion of food and strengthen the immune system.
• Kiwis are also associated with potassium-lowering potassium. 100 grams of kiwi fruit yields 15% of the recommended daily allowance of potassium.
• Kiwis contain another important substance that is especially important during pregnancy. It is called folic acid and is very necessary to prevent neural tube defects in babies as well as to facilitate brain development in children. Many women use folic acid as a supplement during pregnancy. Eating enough kiwi fruit would probably also be as effective and beneficial in providing the body with the folic acid it needs to ensure the healthy development of the baby.
• Some people are allergic to kiwis, so they can’t enjoy their amazing taste. The main culprit for this is actinidine, which is a known allergen in humans.
• Kiwis contain an enzyme that helps break down proteins, making it a great natural meat tenderizer.
• It may sound a little weird, but only until you try it! Sweet-tasting kiwis go well with a savory delicacy such as ham, turkey or fried chicken.
• If you decide to eat raw kiwis, you can peel them or eat them with your skin. Contrary to popular belief, the skin of kiwis is edible.
• Faster ripening of kiwis takes place by placing them in a paper bag with an apple, pear or banana.
• There are about 60 different species of kiwis and hundreds of their varieties.
• More than a million tonnes of kiwifruit are grown each year. Most kiwifruit are grown in Italy, New Zealand and Chile.
Kiwi tastes great and is suitable to mix with many ingredients - the only limitation is your imagination! Delicious.
The price per kilogram is 10€.
After eating 100 grams, you will provide yourself:
calories: 56 kcal
carbohydrates: 13.9 g
protein: 1 g
fiber: 3 g
sugar, natural: 9.2 g
fat, of which:
saturated 0.1 g
monounsaturated 0.1 g
polyunsaturated 0.3 g
<br> Vitamins:<br> A: 7 μg 1% recommended daily allowance (DN) <br>
Vitamin A: 34 μg
Vitamin C: 71 mg
Vitamin E: 0.2 mg
Vitamin B2: 0.1 mg
Vitamin B3: 0.6 mg
Vitamin B6: 0.2 mg
Vitamin B9: 42 μg
Zinc: 0.1 mg
Calcium: 38 mg
Magnesium: 24 mg
Potassium: 290 mg
Iron: 0.8 mg
Phosphorus: 32 mg