Did you know kiwi fruit (Actinidia deliciosa)? Kiwi fruit has a distinctive shape, which is oval with a furry brown skin. While green pulp / golden and sweet, mixed with a little sour.
Many people think, kiwi fruit from New Zealand. This can happen, because New Zealand is the country's largest producer of kiwis in the world. In addition, the name "kiwi" with the name of the country's unique bird. The correct, kiwi fruit originated from China. It's called a "Chinese gooseberry".
Kiwifruit seeds brought to New Zealand in the early 20th century (between 1904 to 1906) by Isabel Fraser. He is the principal Wanganui Girls College, New Zealand, who visited China to see the schools. Since then, growing kiwi fruit in the country.
Benefits of Kiwi Fruit
A New Zealand based company, which markets the kiwi fruit to more than 70 countries around the world, has invested millions of dollars of research funds to find out the benefits of kiwifruit. Well, their research proved that the kiwi fruit has fiber, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, folic acid, carotenoids, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium, copper, iron, zinc and other antioxidants is high enough. Kiwifruit also contain glycaemik index (GI), and fat and low cholesterol.
What are the benefits of all the vitamins and minerals? According to experts, kiwifruit can increase immunity. Kiwifruit also good to prevent spinal defects in babies, also encourages the brain and cognitive development of children. In addition, kiwi fruit can be used to maintain blood pressure and heart health. And, helps maintain digestive system health and vision, which usually decreases due to aging.
How to Select and Save the Kiwi Fruit
Interested in a kiwi fruit? You can buy them in various supermaket major cities. But remember, you can not find out where the kiwi fruit is ripe and ready to be enjoyed only by the skin appearance alone! So, you need a special trick. To get a ripe kiwi fruit, press the upper side (the learned) and the bottom with his thumb and forefinger. If a little soft, meaning the kiwi was ready to eat.
So, what to do if you already bought a kiwi fruit immature? Put the fruit into a fruit bowl or paper bag with apples and bananas. In the process of maturation, apples and bananas produce ethylene, and this will accelerate the maturation process of other fruits. Then, in order preserved kiwi fruit, put the fruit into a plastic bag or a special fruit boxes, and store in the refrigerator, separate from other fruits.