December 12, 2017
Kiwi for Vitamin C and Potassium
Wellness Tip

Kiwi for Vitamin C and Potassium

by Berkeley Wellness  

For a good source of vitamin C and potassium, try kiwifruit.

Ounce for ounce, it has more vitamin C than an orange and more potassium than a banana. It also supplies some folate, vitamin E and fiber, as well as carotenoids and flavonoids.

As reported in a review article in Nutrition Today, kiwifruit has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and may (like other fruits and vegetables) have cardiovascular and other health benefits.

Also called Chinese gooseberry, this green-fleshed furry fruit (technically, a berry) originated in China and was brought to New Zealand a century ago. It’s now grown in California, too. Golden kiwifruit, a newer variety, is sweeter and has slightly more vitamin C. Some people are allergic to kiwifruit, however.