Agricultural experts have stated the important role of kiwi fruit on health. This refreshing fruit is said to be the richest one among all fresh fruits in terms of what it contains. Kiwi fruit contains vitamins C, E and high amounts of potassium and magnesium, so kiwi, which can meet the nutritional value our body needs, is a unique fruit.
It is stated that the substance called serotonin existing in it reduces stress and the substance inositol in it helps you overcome depression. Moreover, this magical fruit can balance blood sugar, which is good for diabetics.
With the coming winter, people are in more need of vitamin C to be protected from flu, and kiwi fruit is a very strong shield against this illness. As it naturally has laxative effects, doctors also advise this fruit to patients confined to bed as it both helps them resist to diseases and fights against constipation.
Recent researches have revealed that eating two kiwi fruit a day reduces the level of bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the level of good cholesterol (HDL). Kiwi fruits is low in calories, so people can feel free to have it to keep fit and to regain the electrolytes they lose as a result of perspiration or after doing sport.
It is also expressed that kiwi production around the world has increased 600 times in 40 years, which shows that there is a big demand on it. however, kiwi fruit started to appear at markets in Turkey about 20 years ago, so it is still not well known in Turkey. Kiwi is not a kind of fruit that can be eaten just after it is picked. It must be waited to reach its ripeness. Experts recommend people to buy hard ones from the market and bring the fruit to its ripeness at home. They also give the method we need for this. Put about 10 kiwi fruit in a plastic bag with 2 ripe apples, wait it 4 days at room temperature, and you will see they get ripe enough.
If you want to buy them ripe from markets, then there are some tips for this. Pick the ones as soft as lemon. Do not buy overripe ones as they both lose flavor and might have bad effects on health.
On the other hand, some people might be allergic to kiwi fruit. If one’s lips get sore or if he feels his eyes or nose itching when he eats kiwi fruit, he had better have an alergy test.