vitamins C, E, B9, how much per day?

Kiwifruit is a great winter fruit for health. Its green and spicy flesh is a real concentrate of vitamins and minerals! Expand your list of its benefits (transit…), nutrients, and a few instances where it should be avoided.

to Kiwi is fruits not from a tree, but from a liana, belonging to the Actinidia family. Originating in Southeast China, it is also called Chinese gooseberry, Actinide from China or Monkey Peach. If its culture goes back about 1200 years, then only in 1720. it was first described by a French Jesuit, passionate about botany, and only in 1959. it was christened Kiwi by Turners and Growers, a New Zealand company that was the first. the main producer. Its name comes from the New Zealand “kivi-kivi”. In Europe, France is the third largest producer of kiwi after Greece and Italy, and the French consume them moderately 3 kilograms per household per year, starting in November.

Very moderately caloric, kiwis provide 58 calories per 100 g, ie less than 60 calories per medium serving.

Kiwi holds record from fruit to nutrient density largest, which means it contains a the maximum amount of vitamins in the event of a low calorie content. This super fruits have especially more vitamin C nor an orange or a lemon! It is also very well equipped vitamins E and B9, inside as well seleniumpolyphenols antioxidants and to fibers. Finally the kiwi is full actinidin, a natural enzyme that improves the digestion of food proteins. He is given:

  • A anticancer action: because of the antioxidants it contains. Among them, according to 2012 study, fisetin would prevent the occurrence of certain types of cancer (pancreatic, lung) and could be an interesting adjunct to chemotherapy.
  • Cardioprotective: vitamins C and E, copper, too selenium has a protective effect cardiovascular diseases, increasing the rate good cholesterol and reducing it triglycerides.
  • From benefits for lazy transit : with soft fibers that stimulate intestinal peristalsis.
  • Benefits to facilitate digestion years heavy meals and rich in protein due to the actidine it contains.
  • Benefits for warding off seasonal viruses: High levels of antioxidants make this possible strengthen them immune system half-mast and better to fight colds, flu, angina…
Proteins 1.2 g 1.0 g
Carbs 8.44 g 16.9 g
– with sugar 7.89 g 14.6 g
– from which starch 0 g 0.3 g
Dietary fiber 3.5 g 3 years
Lipids 0.95 g 0.5 g
– whose cholesterol 0 mg 0.1 mg
– from which saturated ones 0.1 g 0.2 g
– of which monounsaturated fatty acids 0.047 g 0.1 g
– of which polyunsaturated fatty acids 0.29 g 0.1 g
Water 83.6 g 77 st

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If the daily consumption of kiwifruit is not limited, one and a half fruits meets all our vitamin C needs!

Kiwi is one of the fruits whose absorption causes the release of histamine, a chemical mediator highly allergenic. Its use in allergic or prone people can cause severe allergic reactions, which can even reach anaphylactic shock. For this reason we Not recommended include it in the diet for small children up to one year. Very acidic, kiwi should also be limited to people suffering fromgastric acidity or from gastroesophageal reflux.

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