Benefits of Kiwis

Benefits of Kiwis

img11One of the most nutrient-rich fruits

Numerous studies all over the world have shown that the kiwifruit is one of the most nutrient-rich fruits, it contains more than the papaya, orange, mango or apple and this is due to the nutrients found in its seeds.

img11A natural laxative

One kiwifruit provides us, in a healthier way, with more fibre than cereal flakes as it is fat-free and does not contain refined sugars. Consequently, the kiwifruit is the best natural intestinal transit regulator.

img11Low glycaemic index

The kiwi is an ideal fruit for people who suffer from Diabetes as, due to its low glycaemic index, it does not cause a sharp rise in blood glucose levels.

img11A natural antioxidant

The kiwifruit’s compounds such as lutein and its high fibre content, help to prevent illnesses like colon cancer, cardiovascular problems, macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetes, constipation or diverticulitis.

img11Vitamin C and much more!

The kiwi is the fruit with the highest vitamin C content. It is also rich in folate, magnesium, vitamin E, potassium and copper, which is vital for infant growth, bone strength, brain development and the immune system.

img11A source of folic acid

Folic acid plays an important part during pregnancy, growth or when recovering from an illness. In other foods it deteriorates with cooking but as the kiwifruit is eaten raw, all its properties are preserved.

img11Low in calories

Half a kiwifruit has approximately 65 kcal as 90% of its weight is water. These qualities make it perfect for any healthy and balanced diet.

img11Uses in the kitchen

The kiwifruit can be eaten in sandwiches, salads, with vegetables, as a fruit purée in desserts, in drinks or simply enjoyed on its own. Have you tried cutting a kiwifruit in half and eating it with a spoon?

img11Asturias, a distinctive flavour

Asturian kiwifruits have a delicious flavour that is very sweet and aromatic due to the combination of characteristics in the soil and climate, the traditional production techniques, the fruit’s late harvest and its natural ripening process on the tree.

img11Kiwiastur – all year round

The Kiwiastur kiwi production takes place from November to June. The rest of the year, the perfect way to continue to enjoy the best Asturian kiwi is with our delicious Kiwiastur Jam, it is very healthy and balanced with few calories and a low sugar content.

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