This fruit ripens on a curling plant,having pink and white flowers. They resemble a rose. The fruits of kiwi have a fragrant and very juicy pulp, which contains many black bones, and a thin skin. The birth of kiwi occurred not so long ago - about a hundred years ago. The name of this wonderful fruit comes from a small bird of kiwi-kiwi, unable to fly, but outwardly very similar to it. She also has a small reddish puff on her body. Kiwi is also known as "sheep peach" or "Chinese gooseberry".
History of Kiwi Cultivation
In the last century an English gardenercalled Allison, received an original gift - the seeds of a new Chinese peach. About thirty years he spent for breeding plants with original fruits, which today we know as kiwi.
To date, this plant isunpretentious and gives a wonderful harvest. Kiwi does not need special storage conditions. Thanks to these properties, he was loved and started breeding in many warm countries. Completely matured fruit is very easy to determine - just tap it with your thumb. If it is ripe, you will feel soft. Very tasty is the ripened kiwi.
Kiwi - calorie content
The fetal kiwi caloric content is small enough forcompared with other fruits, so it can be consumed in large quantities. In order to feast on kiwi, it is necessary to cut it into two halves and with the help of a teaspoon it is easy to get delicious pulp. And you can peel it off and cut into small slices or use as an ingredient for delicious fruit salads and other dishes. The taste and aroma of this exotic fruit is compared to a combination of pineapple and strawberry. For those who like to count calories, kiwi is low in calories. For comparison, we give a few examples: in 100 gr. kiwi - kcal 63, and in 100 g of bananas - kcal.
Kiwi is a very light product that canhave a beneficial effect on digestion. It also helps the weakened organism cope with various stressful situations and is able to burn accumulated subcutaneous fat.
The composition of the pulp of this fruit is not onlyorganic acids, so necessary for any organism, and pectin substances, but also flavonoids, glucose, beta-carotene, phosphorus and even folic acid. Here there are vitamins of group B and E. Thanks to the sufficient content of microelements of potassium and magnesium in complex with water-soluble vitamin C, kiwi helps our organism to cope with infectious diseases and strengthens immunity quite well. This fruit is useful to those people who suffer from all sorts of heart diseases. To prevent the development of anemia and blood system diseases, regularly consume one kiwi per day, as it contains more and more iron. Due to the content of the plant enzyme - actinidin kiwi is able to improve the absorption of animals and plant proteins in your body.
Nutritionists are very fond of and advise this fruit to theirpatients, since it is in kiwi that calorie and utility are in perfect combination. This is a small vitamin "bomb" that will instantly fill your body with useful substances and lots of vitamins. This is especially true of vitamin C, which in spring is so scarce. One fruit of kiwi (the caloric content of which allows you not to think about its effect on the figure) is enough to fill the daily norm of this vitamin in the adult body. Organic acids, which are here in sufficient quantities, will have a therapeutic and toning effect on your skin.
Despite all the positive properties, it is not necessaryoveruse kiwi. Remember the occurrence of allergic reactions, especially in a child's immature body. Reception of exotic fruits is always better coordinated with the attending physician. And most importantly (however, this applies not only to kiwi) - you need to observe the measure. This will help to avoid undesirable health effects.