Riddle time: what is small, sweet, fuzzy, and repairs DNA damage?
Yep, kiwi is correct!
Originally from China and called a Chinese Gooseberry, the kiwi became a popular export of New Zealand. Technically, it is classified as a berry. Ounce for ounce, a kiwi has about the same amount of potassium as a banana, more vitamin C than an orange and is a great source of fiber all for around 40- 50 calories per piece of fruit. Check out this 3 ½ minute video on kiwi that includes some evidence based research:
Grab a spoon and enjoy!
Some Other Kiwi Facts:
Kiwi provides 273% of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C in every one-cup serving – five times that of an orange, and is a natural immune booster that staves off colds and flu?
Its vitamin K amount is impressive, too – best known for its role in helping blood clot, or coagulation, properly and providing an 89% daily value.
Kiwifruits also feature:
Liz Weinandy, M.P.H., R.D.
Besides being a member of the 614Fitness community, Liz is a Registered Dietitian and staff dietitian at the OSU Wexner Medical Center. She has published numerous articles on diet and appears often on local television.