KIWI VITAMINS: THE KEY TO THIS SUPERFOOD'S SUPERPOWERS
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Everyone, from the young to the young-at-heart, needs to get plenty of nutrients to stay healthy, strong and vital. Eating a varied diet that's rich in fruits and vegetables is a delicious way to make sure you get all the essential vitamins and minerals the body needs without exceeding energy requirements. And what better way to get those essential nutrients than from fruit — in particular, Zespri Kiwifruit!
Both Zespri SunGold and Green kiwifruit are power-packed with more than 20 essential vitamins and minerals. This is significantly more than almost all common fruits, like apples and bananas. In fact, Zespri kiwifruit tops the nutritional value tables compared to these other fruits. It is one of the most nutritious fruits available — a healthy and delicious way to add rich vitality to your everyday diet.
Kiwifruit is Packed with Vitamin C, Which Can Boost Immunity
When people think of vitamin C, their thoughts might instantly go to oranges. But if you think oranges have the highest concentration of the life-enriching antioxidant, think again! The nutrient density of Zespri kiwifruit is driven primarily by its vitamin C content — Zespri SunGold kiwifruit has three times as much vitamin C as an orange!
Vitamin C acts as a powerful antioxidant that boosts your immune system, helps in the production of collagen, and fends off infection and inflammation. Keeping your body fueled up on vitamin C can help guard your body against harmful pathogens. Eating one kiwifruit per day helps to maintain your required vitamin C levels.
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But getting plenty of vitamin C is more than just staying energized. It's also good for your skin. Vitamin C helps the body produce collagen, an important protein that are the building blocks of the skin. It gives the skin its fullness, flexibility and elasticity. And since your body doesn't produce vitamin C, you need to have a balanced diet that has plenty of it.
Kiwifruit is Loaded with Other Powerful Antioxidants
Antioxidants play a key role in keeping our bodies energized, cleansed and vitalized. Vitamin C is just one antioxidant that helps our body do just that. And it's just one type of antioxidant found in Zespri kiwifruit. From vitamin C and E to folate, kiwifruit has it all — and then some!
Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, helping to reduce the damage caused by oxidation. Zespri Kiwifruit are bursting with a wide range of antioxidants, such as vitamin C, E and micronutrient polyphenols.
Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit contains a relatively high quantity of vitamin E compared to other fruit, delivering up to six times more than apples and oranges. One of the antioxidant properties of vitamin E is its ability to help protect the skin from sun damage. Maximizing your vitamin E intake is as easy as incorporating leafy greens — and Zespri Kiwifruit — into your diet.
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Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that supports skin, eye and reproductive health, and boosts immunity.
(2 medium kiwifruit, approx. 162g)
|37.2 IU (6% DV)|
|* Percentage Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.|
Staying active needs healthy bones. And vitamin K plays an important role in bone health — including recovering from bone injuries and warding off osteoporosis. Kiwifruit contains a healthy helping of vitamin K. According to the Food & Drug Administration, a single serving of SunGold kiwifruit will deliver about 8% of the recommended daily percentage of vitamin K.
Enjoying a diet rich in this antioxidant, along with potassium, is essential for vitality, especially when you need to stay active. And speaking of potassium . . .