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ISHS Acta Horticulturae 610: V International Symposium on Kiwifruit

ARE KIWIFRUIT REALLY GOOD FOR YOU?

Authors:   A.R. Ferguson, L.R. Ferguson
Keywords:   Actinidia chinensis, Actinidia deliciosa, ‘Hayward’, ‘Hort16A’, laxatives, nutrition, vitamins
DOI:   10.17660/ActaHortic.2003.610.16
Abstract:
Kiwifruit are 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 long-term storage and ripening. Kiwifruit may be particularly beneficial to elderly consumers. However, the risks from the allergic response to kiwifruit should not be underestimated.

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