The kiwifruit is proving once more that big things come in small packages. The juicy, green-colored fruit is usually only five to eight centimeters long and five to six centimeters wide. But it is big in flavor and nutrition.
It is proving to be a superstar when it comes to nutrition. A single kiwifruit supplies more than the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) of vitamin C for adults. The body needs vitamin C to fight cancer, heart disease, and inflammation. Vitamin C provides a strong defense against infection and helps form collagen, a major element of connective tissue, skin, and bones.
Kiwifruit is also packed with the antioxidant vitamin E. This means it stops bad cholesterol from damaging the body and protects cell membranes from harm. Vitamin E also helps maintain the structure and smooth functioning of skeletal and cardiac muscles. A strong skeletal system shields the body from injury and keeps muscles strong.