The kiwi is a native fruit of China that at the beginning of the last century began to cultivate in other countries with suitable climates, especially known are those of New Zealand by the quality and quantity of its cultures. In the last 30 or 40 years, its cultivation and commercialization has increased in other countries of Europe and America.
Kiwi is an ideal dessert because it is a very tasty and refreshing fruit that gives us many nutrients and properties beneficial to our body.
The kiwi is composed mainly of water and fiber and is very rich in vitamin C, contains almost twice as much as an orange or a lemon and consuming a kiwi a day, we cover the minimum recommended daily amount of this vitamin.
Among the vitamins that kiwi brings us, in addition to vitamin C, we find vitamin E and folic acid. This means that kiwi has antioxidant properties, stimulating the immune system and favoring the absorption of iron. Therefore, being always recommended its consumption, it is especially in people with anemia and in pregnant women. The combined contribution of vitamin C and E gives it a protective effect against eye diseases such as cataracts or night blindness.
Kiwi contains omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids that have an anticoagulant effect on the blood, preventing angina, thrombosis, and strokes.
Its richness in soluble fiber makes it a good weapon to combat constipation, with the advantage of regulating the intestinal transit progressively, is not an explosive laxative. It is recommended to consume it in the morning so that its effect is greater. Fiber is also beneficial for controlling cholesterol levels.
It also promotes digestion, thanks to a proteolytic enzyme called acridine, preventing gas formation and indigestion.
As for the mineral contribution, the contribution of magnesium, potassium, and copper stands out, which makes it a highly recommended fruit for hypertensive and diabetic.
Despite all the beneficial effects of the kiwi, there are some people who should control their consumption, including those that have a tendency to form kidney stones of oxalates, because kiwifruit contains these compounds. Nor those who carry a diet with a potassium control or when suffering from diarrhea.