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Kiwi Fruits

Kiwi fruits are rich in vitamin C. They have richer vitamin C than oranges. An average Kiwi fruit contains about 40mg of Vitamin C, which is equivalent to a days Reference Nutrient Intakes for adults. Kiwi fruits contain slightly less potassium than that of a banana. They also contain vitamins A and E, The skin of kiwi fruit is a good source of flavonoid antioxidants.

Uses of Kiwi Fruits

Kiwi fruits can be eaten whole (including the skin) or cut in half and eaten. For people who prefer not to eat the skin, cut the fruit in half and then scoop the flesh out with a spoon. Another method would be to slice the fruit into several coins about .25" thick, possibly cutting each coin into quarters, and serving it, skin-on, as a platter or with plain yogurt.

Kiwi fruits have an acid juice containing proteases, making it ideal as a meat tenderizer when roasting. However this enzyme makes raw kiwi fruits unsuitable for use in desserts containing milk or any other dairy products which are not going to be served within hours, because it soon begins to dissolve milk proteins.

Nutrition Chart

One Kiwi Fruits Amount
Calories 39
Carbohydrate 6.4g
Total Fat 0.3g
Fibre 1.1g
Protein 0.7g
Cholesterol 0mg
Good Source of Vital Vitamins Vitamin C
Good Source of Dietary Minerals Potassium