Kiwi

Botanical Name: Actinidia chinensis

Origin: China

Kiwis are one of the fruits that I have learned to love later in life.

As a nine-year-old, I certainly did not appreciate having a kiwi-banana mash after school. This was my 3rd grade experience. Everyday.

Now, I can’t get enough of them!

I have been having a MASSIVE sweet tooth lately & discovered kiwi is perfect for my sweet tooth. Healthy. Full of vitamins. Did you know that kiwi has 5 x the amount of Vitamin C than an orange! For $2.49, you can buy yourself a bag of organic kiwis!

Kiwis translate into protection against several cancers, coronary heart disease and the risk of stroke, potential relief from diverticulitis and irritable bowel syndrome, and support for pregnant mothers, fetuses, and small children

Like I said, kiwi is very sweet. Eat kiwis in moderation. Too much fructose is harmful to your health.

Add this kiwi to:

  • “So Delicious” yogurt (in  a picture below there’s a kiwi yogurt. YUM!)
  • fruit bowl
  • Smoothie
  • cakes

Interesting facts:

  • one cup of sliced kiwi = 2g of protein
  • Placing kiwis in a brown paper bag for four to six days will help them ripen. Keeping them in a paper bag with an apple, banana, or pear will speed up the ripening process even more.
  • (Random & on a personal note): I like to cut them in half. Throw them into a cup. Scoop up kiwi with spoon. Little messy, but makes eating this snack fun! #AtHome #NSFW #messy

 

 

 

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