Kiwifruit and Strawberry: BFFs for Life
Health & Lifestyle
When did the world first fall in love with this flavorful combination? Ever since the 80s, the power couple has been a favorite combination in everything from sodas and infused water, to jams and smoothies — even chewing gum. The kiwifruit and strawberry perfectly complement each other’s flavor profile.
You can balance out the strawberry’s sweet with the hint of tart from a green kiwifruit. Or take the sweetness to the next level by blending strawberries with the tropical goodness of Zespri SunGold.
Okay, so we know that kiwifruit and strawberry taste great together.
But how does their nutritional value compare?
Nutrition Benefits of Kiwifruit
Kiwifruit are nutrition powerhouses, chock-full of vitality. Both our Green and SunGold™ Kiwifruit are among the most nutritious fruits available with a combination of fiber, potassium, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Like strawberries, Zespri® Kiwifruit have little fat, cholesterol and sodium. Kiwifruit are both a low Glycemic Index food and low FODMAP.
Studies continue to examine the impact of kiwifruit for positive health. From metabolic health to digestive health, the research shows that a small fruit can pack a big nutritional punch.
Learn more about Zespri Kiwi Nutrition
Kiwifruit and Strawberry: Nutritional Comparison
A kiwifruit and strawberry not only have complementary flavors, they also have similar nutritional value. Both are packed with vitamins and antioxidants.
On the surface, they seem evenly matched. But let’s look deeper!
When we compare a serving size of Zespri kiwifruit to a serving size of strawberries, you’ll see just how similar they are in nutritional value. But you’ll also see quite a few differences:
• Vitamin C: SunGold Kiwifruit delivers nearly 3 times as much vitamin C than strawberries (430% of the recommended daily value vs 162%)
• Vitamin E: Zespri Green and SunGold Kiwi contain 10% recommended daily value of vitamin E; meanwhile, the vitamin E content in strawberries is negligible
• Potassium – SunGold: 520mg (15%) – Green: 462mg (13%) – Strawberries: 254 mg (7%)
• Fiber – SunGold: 2g (8%) – Green: 4g (16%) – Strawberries: 3g (13%)