Kiwi furry, round, healthy
They are both small, somewhat ovate, and have a brownish, hairy Appearance. Thus, the Kiwi fruit and the bird Kiwi, not only the same name, but also similar in some ways. In contrast to bird, the Kiwi fruit is a popular food. With twice as much Vitamin C as an Orange, and at the same time hardly any calories the Kiwi is great for weight loss. But also as a healthy Snack, the sour fruit is a popular refreshment.
Kiwi – Calories, Vitamins, Nutrients
Already with a large Kiwi of the daily requirement of an adult of Vitamin C can be met: 80 to 120 mg of Vitamin stuck in 100 grams of Kiwi. Add to this the E – and B-vitamins and the minerals Magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, and iron. In addition, valuable fiber, and Omega-3 fatty acids in the fruit flesh, as well as antioxidants in the bowl. At the same time a Kiwi only contains about 43 calories.
In this Fruit the enzyme Actinidin is also included, which leads to the cleavage of protein. Kiwis should not be mixed, therefore, in its raw state with milk products, since these assume a bitter taste.
Kiwis buy and eat
When buying kiwifruit, you should think in advance whether you eat them soon, or better yet something like to store. Kiwis are in fact sold often either rock hard and completely immature, or overripe. Over-ripe Kiwis to give to thumb pressure, and should not be purchased, since they are not recommended in terms of taste and on top of that, even less vitamins.
In the best case, the Kiwis are still hard, with a tight, not shriveled shell. So you can be well stored at home. As soon as the shell gives way on pressure, they are ripe and ready for consumption.
In General, Kiwis are in the middle cut through, and the green flesh fruit scooped out. The shell can be eaten, it tastes similar to a gooseberry. In the case, however, only unsprayed organic should be eaten Kiwis.
Recipes with Kiwi
Due to their typical sour taste and the appealing coloration of the fruit flesh, the Kiwi is not only popular when eaten raw. Typical Kiwi recipes are, therefore, Kiwi-fruit Punch, Kiwi jam or Kiwi pie. In new Zealand, Kiwi juice and wine are also well known.
All recipes should be noted, however, that raw kiwifruit tolerated by the enzyme Actinidin, dairy products and gelatin. For cream or fruit pies should be used, therefore, better steamed, kiwi fruit or canned fruit. Sliced Kiwi with dark to light green coloring and the black seeds also work well as decoration of dishes.
Due to their high Vitamin C content, the Kiwi to the people with sensitive skin can lead to skin irritation. In addition, the contained fruit acid often causes a Burning sensation on the tongue, palate and lips. In the case, it may help to eat less, and rare Kiwis.
In the case of a proven Kiwi Allergy should, however, be dispensed with entirely on the enjoyment, because the allergic reactions to Kiwis often have a high degree of severity. A Kiwi fruit Allergy is often associated with a cross Allergy to pineapple, Papaya or Pollen.
Origin and production
Originally, the Kiwi comes from China and is therefore also referred to as the “Chinese gooseberry”. Now the fruit is grown but also in new Zealand and many other countries with subtropical or temperate climate. In addition to new Zealand, Italy, counts today as the main country of cultivation, for Kiwis. Meanwhile, kiwi fruit in German supermarkets is almost as Standard as Apples and bananas.
The fruits are hard harvested when they are ripe and then in the cool temperatures of just above zero degrees stored. So you are, theoretically, up to six months. Kiwis can be stored, however, in fact, for several months, you lose in flavor and usually have a glassy flesh. High quality Kiwis are, therefore, relatively quickly in the trade and can be stored so that consumers at home for several weeks in the refrigerator, where they ripen.
More Varieties Of Fruit
Oranges – vitamin bombs for the defence forces
Oranges are true vitamin bombs and are full of valuable ingredients. Especially their high content of Vitamin C strengthens our immune system and… more