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KEY FINDINGS FROM

KIWIFRUIT NUTRIENT DENSITY STUDY

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF NUTRITION
OCTOBER 1997,  VOL.16, NO. 5

KIWIFRUIT ALONE

        One serving of two medium-sized kiwifruit is:

ˇ An excellent source of vitamin C under FDA definitions, offering 60 milligrams per serving.

ˇ A good source of dietary fiber, with 4 grams a serving, 16% of the RDA.

ˇ A good source of potassium, containing more than 10 percent of the recommended dietary intake.

ˇ A good source of vitamin E, which is extremely hard to find in low-fat food sources.

ˇ A potent source of antioxidants, containing a wealth of phytonutrients, including carotenoids, lutein, phenolics, flavonoids and chlorophyll.

ˇ A remarkably good complement of amino acidsóthe building blocks of protein.

ˇ Very low in sodium and contains no cholesterol and virtually no fat only about 1 gram per serving from the tiny black seeds.

ˇ A significant source of folic acid, copper and manganese, all of which are limited in the American diet.

 

KIWIFRUIT COMPARED TO OTHER FRUITS

        One serving of two medium-sized kiwifruit offers:

ˇ Far more nutrition than an apple, with fewer calories and more dietary fiber, vitamin A precursors, vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and iron.

ˇ More than twice as much vitamin C as an orange.

ˇ More dietary fiber and vitamin C than a peach or a serving of strawberries.

ˇ Measurable amounts of other nutrients, including vitamin B6, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin A precursors, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, copper and pantothenic acid.

 

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