Jun 7, 2015

Zespri Sweet Start with a SunGold Kiwi

Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit is one of New Zealand’s national treasure. It is luscious and have a tropical-sweet flavor makes it the perfect refreshment especially in our humid Malaysian weather. Just cut a SunGold kiwifruit in half and use a spoon to scoop out its mellow yellow flesh. 
When yours truly was selected for the Wake Up with a Kiwi project, I was delighted... and how not to be when clearly the kiwifruit is one of my most favourite fruits in the world... And this time, it was the lovely Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit.....
How do you recognize theZespri SunGold Kiwifruit? Just look for the kiwifruit with smooth, bronze skin.  It is ready to eat, so you can immediately bite into it and enjoy its sunny yellow sweetness.

Although its flavor provides your sense of taste with delicious pleasure, do you know that the Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit is chockful of vitamins C and E, potassium, and fiber.

And there are just so many ways you can enjoy them. You can choose to freeze them and then scoop the fruit out for a frozen, sorbet-like treat or add kiwifruit slices to kid’s peanut butter sandwiches instead of jelly.  Toss the whole kiwi in the blender (skin and all) for extra fiber and nutrients when you’re making smoothies. The list is endless...

·         Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit has 10x the nutrition of apples and 3x the vitamin C of Oranges.

·         This power-packed fruit is also beneficial for health conditions such as diabetes, as it has a low GI (a measurement carried out on foods and their impact on our blood sugar)

·         It is renowned for its mellow yellow flesh and luscious tropical-sweet flavour makes it the perfect summertime refreshment.

·         Eating a regular diet of Zespri Kiwifruit can give you good digestive health by:

#  High Vitamin C content helps the body’s uptake of iron
#  Contains Actinidin - a unique enzyme that helps improve digestion and relieves bloating from a heavy meal
#  Has potassium that is essential for cell, tissues and organ functions
#  Rich in potassium that is essential for cells, tissues and organ functions
#  Deliciously juicy, refreshingly sweet

I also learned something. Did you know that the skin of the kiwifruit is high in antioxidants and said to have ­anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and anti-­allergenic properties. 

Dr Marilyn Glenville, former president of the Food and Health Forum at the Royal Society of ­Medicine in UK says that the skin of the kiwi fruit contains three times the anti­oxidants of the pulp; it can ward of bacteria such as Staphylococcus and E-coli, which are responsible for food poisoning.

It also makes consuming kiwifruit less messy because it holds the flesh together as you snack on the fruit. However, you should wash it properly before consuming it with the skin on, just like you would wash an apple or peach.

I love my kiwifruits best eaten raw, but you can cook it if you like... For me, it was just amazing biting into the fresh succulent golden flesh, and I enjoyed it with my yogurt or pancakes too but that is just me, I enjoy it just the way it is....

A research made found that the kiwifruit is nothing short of amazing for not just for our physical health, but our mental health too 
The two kiwifruits per day can ensure our required vitamin C levels were optimal, and this was needed to see an effect on mood and energy. Vitamin C helps activate a number of enzymes in the body that enhance the levels of metabolic energy and different neurochemicals in the brain.
Thus it is important to include kiwifruits, in our daily diet.

Thank you to Zespri Malaysia for this opportunity .
For more info about Zespri Kiwifruit, please visit their website http://www.zespri.com.my/


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