HIGH IN VITAMIN C
Zespri™ Kiwifruit is naturally high in vitamin C – in fact, you can get 100% of your daily vitamin C needs in one piece of fruit*. Vitamin C plays a significant role in supporting good health.
Why is vitamin C essential?
Our bodies cannot produce Vitamin C on their own and this has to come from outside sources. Some people take vitamin supplements, but we can easily get our daily requirements through natural, delicious foods such as fresh fruit and vegetables. Vitamin C contributes to the normal function of our immune system and increases the intestinal absorption of iron from vegetables and cereals, which is particularly beneficial for adolescents and older people. If you are looking for a pick me up, Vitamin C also contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Did you know that Zespri™ Kiwifruits contain more vitamin C than other fruits*?
*Based on mg of vitamin C in Zespri™ Green Kiwifruit and Zespri™ SunGold™ Kiwifruit per 100g weight. One piece of Zespri™ SunGold™ over 53g, or one piece of Zespri™ Green over 91g provides 100% of the recommended Vitamin C daily value. Zespri™ SunGold™ average weight: 89.7g, Zespri™ Green average weight: 92.5g.
- Lister C, et al. HN21047: Zespri™ Green Kiwifruit and Zespri™ SunGold™ Kiwifruit nutrition composition 2020.
- Palmerston North: Plant & Food Research; October 2020. PFR SPTS No. 20168.
- The Concise New Zealand Food composition Tables 13th Edition, 2018.
- U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service. Food Data Central, 2019. fdc.nal.usda.gov. Vitamin C. Office of Dietary Supplements. Accessed September 8, 2019 at http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional