Interesting facts about kiwifruit


Kiwifruit grows as vine. It can reach the size of 10 meters (33 feet) in length.

Kiwifruit can produce fruits up to 30 years and to survive more than 50 years.

The kiwifruit was first found growing in China, where it was known by the name “Yang Tao”.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, missionaries brought the fruit to the island of New Zealand, where it received it’s name “kiwi” after the small flightless bird native to the island.

Main pollinators for kiwifruit are bees.Farmers sometimes pollinate kiwifruit on their own by spreading large quantities of pollen toward the female plants.

Kiwifruit are rich in many bioactive compounds that have antioxidant capacity to help to protect against free radicals, harmful by-products produced in the body.

Kiwifruit contains two times more vitamin C than oranges. It is also rich source of vitamin E and K.

It also contains good amounts of minerals like manganese, iron and magnesium.

Kiwifruit can help improve the function of your immune system .

Medium sized kiwifruit contains only 46 calories.

Over 1 million tons of kiwifruit are produced each year. Majority of kiwi fruit is produced in Italy, Chile and New Zealand.

Size, color of the skin, color of the flesh, texture and taste of kiwifruit depend on the species. Hairless varieties of kiwifruit are also commercially available.

Eating two kiwifruits an hour before bedtime will help you fall asleep quicker. Sleep more soundly and feel better tested when you wake up in the morning.

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