|Authors: ||A.R. Ferguson, L.R. Ferguson|
|Keywords: ||Actinidia chinensis, Actinidia deliciosa, ‘Hayward’, ‘Hort16A’, laxatives, nutrition, vitamins|
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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