Properties of the Kiwi
The Kiwi is considered the most complete fruit. It has a high amount of vitamins, minerals and fiber. its low caloric value and its high concentration of vitamin C and vitamin E makes it be used in numerous diets. It has antioxidant, digestive and anti-constipation properties. It also helps reduce stress, lose weight and eliminate fluids and blood circulation. It is recommended to have breakfast with yogurt, for example.
The kiwi comes from the climbing plant Actinidia deliciosa, originally from China and introduced in New Zealand in 1904. It is consumed fresh and can be peeled or split in half to eat it by spoonfuls. Some people use it to soften the meat before cooking it and thus reduce the cooking time, since it contains an enxin called actinidine that degrades proteins.
Kiwi nutrition facts
|1 serving (180 gr.)|
Caution: People with a delicate stomach or predisposition to diarrhea should not consume it.
Neither should people who are allergic to the proteolytic enzyme, which is also in pineapples and papayas, eat kiwis.
People prone to develop kidney stones of oxalates should not eat kiwis, as they are rich in oxalates. The negative consequences of oxalates are manifested especially in children, so be careful when eating kiwis.
Properties of the Kiwi
Benefits of Kiwi
The kiwi is one of the foods that is used in depurative diets or to help digestion. The kiwi is popular for its high content of vitamin C and is one of the few fruits that have vitamin E. These are antioxidants and protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. The vitamin C and the magnesium that they contain help to avoid the nervousness, to that we are calmer and to confront with more security in some situations. They are also good at preventing eye diseases.
The kiwi also contains a lot of fiber that helps prevent constipation and improve intestinal transit. It can have a laxative effect. Weight loss diets include it because of its low calories and sodium and because of its high concentration of water and potassium. It is a diuretic fruit. It has high amounts of potassium, which controls blood pressure and normalizes blood pressure.
It is rich in copper, which is important for the growth of children since it makes bones strong and helps develop the brain and immune system.
If consumed in excess it can cause diarrhea.
In Spain, the kiwi harvest is made in October and November and can be kept in good condition for up to six months. But it can be found throughout the year because each producing country carries out the harvest at a different time.
advice: When selecting kiwis they will have to be mature, they will sink a little when pressed. In the case of the kiwis, they take two or three days to mature if stored at room temperature in a brown paper bag.
In the box of vegetables in the refrigerator are kept for a week or more.
Recipes with Kiwi
You can use the Kiwi as an ingredient for the following recipes:
If you are going to prepare juices with kiwi, the first thing you should do is peel them and then throw them in the blender with seeds included. Four pieces, about 500 grams of kiwis, will produce approximately 75 ml of juice, a third of a bowl.
To make smoothies use fresh fruits, peeled, cut into halves or quarters before throwing them into the blender.
Kiwi as a natural remedy
the Kiwi It can be used as a natural remedy to fight the following ailments: