ALL ABOUT KIWI SEEDS
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Health & Lifestyle
Zespri Kiwifruit are known for being as delicious as they are healthy. Full of vitality and life, one serving of kiwifruit (about two kiwis) has more than twice the recommended daily amount of vitamin C, plenty of potassium, and more than your fair share of folate and fiber. Kiwifruit is such a powerful and healthful superfood, we even recommend eating its skin.
But what about kiwi seeds?
Do the nutritional benefits of kiwifruit run so deep that even their seeds have value?
They certainly do.
Are Kiwi Seeds Good For You?
Anything that produces something as wonderful and healthful as kiwifruit must be good for you, right?
Granted, eating just kiwi seeds won’t have the exact same amount of vitality as eating an entire kiwifruit. But these little black seeds that you see in kiwifruit are edible and filled with a number of essential nutrients — even if just in nominal amounts.
Omega-3 Fats.Kiwi seeds provide a small amount of omega-3 fats. Omega-3 fats are the so-called “good fats” that are important for brain and heart health.
Fiber. A serving of SunGold (two kiwis) contains roughly 8% of the recommended daily value of fiber. Zespri Green contains 16%. A small portion of that fiber comes from the kiwi seeds. But you’ll get the most of the insoluble and soluble fiber content from the flesh of the kiwifruit.
(You can nearly double the amount of fiber by eating the skin of the kiwifruit too!)
Protein and Antioxidants. Kiwi seeds also contain a small amount of protein, important for good health. You’ll also get some antioxidants, mostly in the form of vitamin E. But again, this is a small — though not entirely negligible — amount.
So is there any substantial benefit that eating kiwi seeds provides?