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13 Awesome Facts About Kiwi

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Kiwi is a young fruit that appeared only in the middle of the 20th century as a result of the cultivation of a vine called “gourmet Actinidia”.

  1. In China, the homeland of the kiwi, it is called the “monkey peach” because of the hairy skin that covers the fruit.
  2. Despite its large size and hairy skin, the kiwi is a berry. Chinese emperors in ancient times used it as an aphrodisiac.
  3. Wild kiwi weighs only 30 grams, while cultivated already about 70-100.
  4. The Europeans called kiwi the Chinese gooseberry, although they are not actually related. Kiwi is a liana, and gooseberry is a bush.
  5. Because of its taste and nutritional value, kiwi is grown in many countries around the world. These are mainly countries with a subtropical climate, kiwi is especially widely produced in Italy, New Zealand, Chile, Greece.
  6. All kiwi varieties usually have green flesh, but there is the Gold kiwi variety (“golden kiwi” or “yellow kiwi”), the fruits of which have yellow flesh.
  7. When describing the taste of kiwi, they speak of a combination of gooseberry, strawberry, banana, melon, apple, cherry, and pineapple aromas. Kiwi is eaten fresh, the jam is made from it, jelly is made, and added to salads.
  8. There are many recipes for desserts and drinks with kiwi. Kiwi is perfect for filling pies, it can also be used to make jams and marmalades.
  9. Kiwi peel contains more antioxidants than pulp. It has antiseptic properties, but it is not recommended for hypersensitivity of the oral mucosa.
  10. Interestingly, kiwi contains more vitamin C than citrus fruits. The high potassium content makes kiwi useful for some forms of hypertension, iodine deficiency.
  11. Rich in vitamins, micro-, and macroelements, kiwi reduces the risk of cancer, diseases of the cardiovascular system, can burn fats, and reduces the risk of blood clots.
  12. Kiwi is used in the manufacture of cosmetic masks for cleansing, moisturizing, rejuvenating, nourishing the skin. Due to a large number of fruit acids, kiwi is often used as a peeling.
  13. Researchers at Baylor University in Dallas carefully studied the properties of 27 foods to determine which fruits are most beneficial for our body. As a result, experts noted that kiwi is one of the healthiest fruits.

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