Zespri Kiwifruit can help people reach their maximum health potential. Studies continue to demonstrate the nutritious impact of kiwifruit. From heart health to antioxidant absorption and digestive health, kiwifruit shows that a small fruit can pack a big nutritional punch.
Supports Digestive Health
Research on both Green and SunGold Kiwifruit shows two specific qualities that promote digestive health: fiber and actinidin.
Fiber helps to increase the frequency of bowel movements, improve the type of bowel movements, and reduce bloating and discomfort. A serving of Zespri Green Kiwifruit has as much fiber as 1 cup of instant oatmeal, as much as 1 ounce of almonds, and as much as 1 cup of Brussels sprouts.
Actinidin is a natural digestive enzyme that helps break down proteins, such as milk, beef, soy, etc…, enhancing the body’s natural digestive abilities after meals. Actinidin is a unique enzyme to kiwifruit. Both Zespri Green and SunGold varieties contain this digestive health catalyst, although Green contains 4 times more than SunGold.
Supports a Health Immune System
Vitamin C contributes to the normal function of the immune system. Since our bodies cannot store vitamin C it needs more of this essential vitamin every day. Zespri® Green and SunGold Kiwifruit provides more than a full day’s supply of vitamin C, and helps to support a healthy immune system.
Have a look at all the “goods” here! Kiwifruit is one of the most nutritious fruits with the richest combination of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.
Good source of potassium
Good source of fiber
Good source of folate
Good source of vitamin E
High in vitamin C
Low blood sugar response (also known as glycemic index*)
Phytonutrients lutein (both Green and SunGold) and beta-carotene (SunGold) proide their green and yellow color and nutritional power
*Glycemic index is a measure of the rate and extent that blood glucose levels rise after eating a set amount of carbohydrate (glucose). High GI foods are rapidly digested and absorbed and result in rapid, marked fluctuations in blood glucose. Foods are classified as eighter High (GI>70), Moderate (GI 56-69) or Low (GI<55). Kiwifruit are classified as low GI.