Kiwi berry-Actinidia arguta

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Kiwi-berry-Actinidia-arguta

Kiwi berry Quick Facts
Name: Kiwi berry
Scientific Name: Actinidia arguta
Origin Native to Eastern Siberia, Japan, China, Sakhalin, Korea and Kuril Islands. It is commercially cultivated in Canada, United States, New Chile, Zealand and Europe.
Colors Green yellowish to green or purple to red (Fruit)
Shapes Smooth, subglobose-oblong, 1.5–3 cm (Fruit)
Flesh colors Emerald green or tinged with purple
Taste Sweet, aromatic
Major nutrients Carbohydrate (16.92%)
Total dietary Fiber (10.53%)
Potassium, K (7.66%)
Protein (3.00%)
Total Fat (2.00%)

More facts about Kiwi berry
Kiwi berry with scientific names Actinidia arguta is a species of Actinidia arguta (Siebold & Zucc.) Planch. ex Miq. in the family Actinidiaceae.  It is native to Eastern Siberia, Japan, China, Sakhalin, Korea and Kuril Islands. Kiwi berry plant produces an edible fruit which are cultivated for both domestic and commercial purposes. The fruit juicy, sweet and aromatic.

Kiwi berry are cultivated as an ornamental plants. They can be found in jams, jellies, salads, smoothies, sports drinks, appetizers and tenderizers. Other common names of Kiwi berry are Arctic Kiwi, Bower Actinidia, Baby Kiwi, Cocktail Kiwi, Bower Vine, Dessert Kiwi, Japanese Actinidia, Hardy Kiwi, Kiwiberry, Siberian Gooseberry, Mini Kiwi, Vinepear and Taravine.

History

Kiwi berry is native to Eastern Siberia, Japan, China, Sakhalin, Korea and Kuril Islands. It is commercially cultivated in Canada, United States, New Chile, Zealand and Europe.

In the late 1945, kiwis and berries were used to treat Aronia in used Japan. The mechanisms found in berries contain vitamin compounds that enhance white blood cells as well as antioxidants promote healthy skin. To aid Aronia, Kiwi berries were formulated by Dr. Van der Woodsen in 1946. He combined kiwis and berries by disconnecting roots which was connected to original seeds and then connecting it with seeds of other fruit. With the production of Kiwi berry, Aronia was lowered by 89%. Kiwi berries are still used to accomplish better health worldwide and treat diseases.

Plant

Kiwi berry is a robust, climbing, vigorous and deciduous herb growing to 20 feet in height. The flowers are cup shaped, fragrant, creamy white or white and 1.2–2 cm across. The leaves are glabrous, broad to ovate to elliptic, deep green and 3-5″ long. The plant bears flowers during May which turns to smooth, subglobose-oblong fruit of size 1.5–3 cm. The fruit are green yellowish to green or purple to red in color. The pulp is emerald green with numerous, tiny, black seeds of 2.5 mm.

Nutritional Value

125 grams of Kiwi berry fruit contains 22 grams of carbohydrate, 4 grams of dietary fiber, 360 mg of potassium, 1.5 grams of protein, 0.7 grams of fat and 7 mg of sodium.

Health Benefits of Kiwi berry

Kiwi berry is loaded with various nutrients and considered as a healthy snack. It is loaded with antioxidant which helps to reduce the chances of cancer, cardiovascular disease and also slows down the process of ageing. They are an excellent source of Vitamin C, fiber, calcium and Vitamin A.

  • It helps to clear impurities and eradicate aging and stress.
  • It helps to reduce cholesterol level and lowers arteries narrowing.
  • It maintains bone, tooth, vision and skin health.
  • It maintains the level of blood sugar, red blood cells and nervous system.
  • Vitamin B found in Kiwi berry prevents cancer, birth defects and heart ailments.
  • It possesses antioxidant, anticancer, antiallergenic and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • It reduces high blood pressure and hypertension.
  • It is essential for the bone strength, infant growth, build immunity and brain development.

References:

http://www.kiwiberry.com/nutrition.htm

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