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Little wonder fruit: Kiwi – Erakina

Published Date : February 4, 2022

The fruit makes people think about whether they should try it or not. The fruit originated and grew well in the deepest woods in China. The Kiwi or the Chinese Gooseberry is a small fruit that contains good Vitamins and Antioxidants that a person should have in his daily life. Let’s see some of the facts and the benefits of Kiwi in a person’s life.

Kiwi’s Nature:

Kiwi Fruit

A picture of Kiwi fruit

The Kiwi is a fruit that originated from China, and its seeds were brought to New Zealand in 1904. The seeds are sown and the taste of the fruit was liked by people and they started it as Chinese gooseberry. So they change the name of the fruit by naming it Kiwi, New Zealand’s national bird. The fruit grown in China is called Actinidia chinensis species. The outside of the fruit is smooth and doesn’t have any hair in it. In this category, there are 3 types, they are Yellow flesh, Yellow Green flesh, and Green flesh. The fruits that are grown in New Zealand are called Actinidia Deliciosa species. This version of the fruit has hairy brown skin in it.

There are males and females in kiwi plants. The fruit only grows in female plants. The male plants are needed for pollination. A single male kiwi plant is enough for 8 female kiwi plants for the process of pollination. The male vines have more flowers but the female is twice the size of it with pistil in the center of pollen. There is another type of kiwi called lake which is self-fertile and it doesn’t need any cross-pollination. Some plants need a surrounding of chilly temperature and another type of kiwi needs a warm temperature to grow. The best time to plant a kiwi is in spring after the winter season gets over.

The best planting site for the Kiwi is as follows.

  • The plants need good sunshine on them for better growth
  • A protected place in which the plants won’t get affected by wind.
  • The plant needs well-drained soil.
  • The kiwi plants take more time to grow. They need support to grow so the cultivators built a trellis system for it.
  • The plants need to be well irrigated.
  • The fruits are susceptible in nature.
  • The plants are grown in cold surroundings and they can even survive the sub-zero temperatures.

Health Benefits of Kiwi:

fuzzy kiwi

Fuzzy kiwi’s hanging in the branches.

Basically, every fruit is good for humans. Many fruits have many unique medicinal qualities. Likewise, Kiwi has its own medicine values. The fruit is rich in Vitamin C, Antioxidants, and Fiber. These three elements alone have a good impact on people’s health. 

Let’s see the medicinal benefits of Kiwi fruit.

  • Antioxidants in the kiwi fruits are useful in the prevention of Cell damage.
  • The Vitamin C used in the production of collagen which is helpful for skin cells.
  • The Vitamin E in the fruit acts as a sunblock to the skin.
  • A study looked at the effects of kiwi, which helps adults with sleeping problems. 
  • Kiwi contains Fiber, Potassium, and antioxidants for supporting the health of an individual.
  • Kiwi helps the patients of blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels.
  • The kiwi’s fiber content helps the people from getting less cardiovascular problems.
  • The potassium in kiwi helps to reduce kidney stone formation.
  • The kiwi’ Antioxidants help to prevent the cell damage from Cancer.
  • A study concluded that people eating Kiwi have their bowel movements comfortably.
  • The kiwi’s folate content is useful for women in pregnancy for helping the fetus from developmental problems.
  • A daily consumption of kiwi gives a certain amount of energy that a person needs in daily life.

Negative Side of Kiwi:

There is a saying that too much of good is dangerous. Likewise, eating too much of kiwi has some disadvantages. The people with heart problems take their medication like blood thinners such as warfarin. The vitamin K can interfere with medication. Some people are allergic to kiwi, they may have a rash, or swelling can happen. 

The Kiwi is a fruit that is a powerhouse for a person’s daily energy needs. A perfect diet with kiwi is proven with better results. Lets eat good foods and lead a perfect happy life.

By Mukesh Kumar U M

21/01/2022

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