Le kiwi, votre partenaire santé
Kiwifruit, your health partner
The kiwifruit is, by definition, a berry: it has a large number of seeds embedded in fleshy, edible tissue. The Latin name of kiwifruit isActinidia and there are two main species ofActinidia that are commercially important:Actinidia chinensis andActinidia deliciosa.
Kiwifruit are not only enjoyable to eat. They are exceptionally good sources of vitamin C and they are also excellent sources of potassium and folate and possibly of vitamin E and vitamin K. They contain a most effective laxative. There is very little, if any, loss of nutritional quality during storage. However, the risks from the allergic response to kiwifruit should not be underestimated.
E. KASSARDJIAN, A.R. FERGUSON, L.R. FERGUSON, E. MACRAE
Actinidia chinensis, Actinidia deliciosa, nutrition, laxative properties, vitamins