Do you need something to talk about at your next mom’s night out, or trivial pursuit game? Or are you just a nutrition, health buff like me? Well here are some fun facts about kiwis that are sure to impress.
Kiwifruits have always been one of my favorite fruits – juicy and full of flavor, and easy to eat. But did you know that kiwifruits are much more than just a yummy fruit? They are actually a super fruit filled full of nutrients and vitamins. Not to mention they have a variety of other useful purposes.
I recently attended a launch event for the new Zespri SunGold kiwifruit and learned all these fun and interesting facts about these little furry fruits that I wanted to share with my SuperMommy readers:
Fun Fact #1: The Avocado vs. the Kiwi. Avocados and kiwis are two of the most vitamin packed fruits, however while each avocado contains 2 grams of saturated fat, kiwifruits are completely fat free.
Fun Fact #2: For Fitness Buffs. Kiwi fruits contain enzymes that aid protein absorption by breaking down nutrients so they can be delivered to your tired muscles. Have them straight after your post-workout protein shakes.
Fun Fact #3: A Beauty Fix. Among health and beauty junkies, kiwifruits are popular ingredients in DIY face masks. Kiwis are rich in alpha hydroxy fruit acids, vitamin C, E and K. Kiwis are ideal for exfoliating, nourishing and anti-aging.
Fun Fact #4: Chinese History Lesson. The kiwifruit originated from China and was originally called the ‘Chinese Gooseberry’. The name was later changed due to the name being negatively associated with the Cold War.
Fun Fact #5: A Little Brown Bird. Did you know that the kiwifruit was named after its uncanny resemblance to the “fuzzy brown kiwi” – New Zealand’s National Bird.
Fun Fact #6: Kiwi Fruit Casanovas. Male kiwi plants can pollinate up to eight female vines.
Fun Fact # 7: Healthy moms and healthy babies. Since kiwifruits contain up to 10% of recommended daily folate levels, pregnant ladies are encouraged to consume them for healthier babies!
Fun Fact #8: Popeye needs a new diet! Kiwifruits rank even higher in Lutein content than spinach!
Fun Fact #9: A Good Night’s Sleep. Eating 2 kiwifruits an hour before bedtime will help you fall asleep quicker! Sleep more soundly and feel better tested when you wake up in the morning.
Fun Fact #10: An Extra Boost. Give your complexion and immune a system an extra boost – Zespri SunGold kiwifruits have 3 times more Vitamin C than oranges!!
I have always loved eating kiwifruits, but now it’s my go-to fruit both for myself and my kids! Definitely something I now add to my grocery shopping list each week!