SunGold Kiwifruit Nutrition Benefits
Sweet. Tropical. Aromatic. Zespri® SunGold™ is all this — and more!
A 100% natural variation of the green kiwifruit, our nutrient-rich gold kiwifruit has that naturally candied, sun-kissed flavor that makes for a great midday snack or heart-healthy dessert.
But taste aside, how does our golden-variety kiwifruit stack up nutritionally?
Zespri® SunGold™ kiwifruit enjoys one of the highest nutritional values of all fruits — including apples, oranges, and bananas — making this golden fruit the perfect healthy, low fat snack that also tastes amazing.
Vitamin C: Energy, Immunity and Skin Health
Vitamin C has been shown to help strengthen the body’s natural defenses, decrease fatigue, increase physical energy, sharpen mental focus and improve the health of the skin .
Just one serving (about two kiwifruit) of Zespri SunGold contains 260 mg of vitamin C — which is double your daily requirement and more than three times the amount found in a serving of oranges!
Fiber: Gut Health
A diet rich in both soluble and insoluble fiber is the way to go if you want a digestive system that runs smoothly. These fibers support comfortable digestive regularity while supporting the balance of healthful bacteria in the gut. These healthful bacteria contributes to our overall immune system.
Zespri® SunGold™ has 2 grams of fiber per serving, with a good balance of soluble and insoluble fiber. When eaten with its smooth skin, the same serving provides double the fiber!
Potassium: Blood Pressure
Potassium helps balance sodium in the body, which helps maintain a normal blood pressure and other cardioprotective elements in your blood vessels. This crucial mineral also plays a major role in healthy nerve, muscle and heart functions. And for many, the banana is the go-to fruit for that hefty dose of potassium.
But one serving of Zespri® SunGold™ kiwifruit provides as much potassium as a medium banana. And our golden fruit is just as portable — just cut, scoop, and go!
Vitamin E: Skin, Immunity, Eye Health
Vitamin E is essential for glowing skin, healthy immune system, and prevention of certain age-related eye conditions. One serving of our Zespri® SunGold™ kiwifruit is a good source of vitamin E for the average adult. Bump the fruit’s contribution an additional 30% by eating the SunGold skin.
Folate: Healthy Cells
We need folate for proper cell growth and development. Folate ensures that oxygen reaches all the body’s tissues and organs. This nutrient can be found in dark green vegetables, oranges, beans, enriched grains — and Zespri® SunGold™ kiwifruit!
In fact, gold-variety kiwifruit has plenty folate to go around: about 12% of your daily requirement in one serving. Eat the skin and you’ll get 34% more folate than if you only eat the flesh!
Add Zespri® SunGold™ Kiwifruit to your Day — the Fun & Easy Way!
There’s no denying that our gold-variety kiwifruit, like its green cousin, packs a big nutritional punch. For more information, you can download our kiwifruit nutritional brochure .
But Zespri SunGold™ is easy to eat, too — just cut, scoop, and enjoy! Or include Zespri SunGold™ Kiwifruit in a recipe or pairing for a nutritious boost to your meals, snacks, or even dessert! Adding Zespri® SunGold™ Kiwifruit to your regular diet couldn’t be easier:
- Yellow kiwifruit Breakfast Smoothie
- Quick and easy gold kiwifruit salad dressing
- Simple SunGold™ popsicle
Visit our recipe page for more inspiration. Have your own recipe? Show us on social media. (And don’t forget to tag @ZespriKiwifruit in your photos!)