KEY FINDINGS FROM
KIWIFRUIT NUTRIENT DENSITY STUDY
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF NUTRITION
OCTOBER 1997, VOL.16, NO. 5
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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