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Hardy Kiwi Fruit

Introduction of Hardy Kiwi

            Scientific name - Actinidia arguta

Actinidia arguta otherwise referred as hardy kiwi is a native fruit of Japan, Korea, China and Russia. The fruit resembles similar to kiwifruit and possess sweet taste than kiwi. This hardy kiwi is completely edible and can be eaten as a whole without peeling its skin off. Its exterior skin is smooth and leathery and often found in various colors such as green, purple and brown.

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Nutritional Value of Hardy Kiwi

Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 322 kJ (77 kcal)
Carbohydrates 18 g
Sugars 7.6 g
Dietary fiber 3 g
Fat 0.6 g
Protein 1.2 g
Vitamin C (112%) 93 mg
Trace metals
Potassium (6%) 288 mg
Sodium (0%) 6 mg

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Health Benefits of Hardy Kiwi

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arrowHardy Kiwi helps to protect from cancer.

arrowIt cures clot in blood vessels and prevent from stroke ans heart attack.

arrowDecrease the heart disease and control blood pressure.

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Selection and Storage

Place the kiwi fruit between your thumb and forefinger and gently put pressure over it, those fruits that can yield pressure will possess sweeter taste. Avoid fruits that have soft and spotted skin. The fruits that do not yield when pressure is applied it is indirectly mean that they have not yet reached their sweetness. When the fruit is tender place those in a paper bag along with apple or pear, this helps in fast ripening of the fruit.

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A Few Quick Serving Ideas

Kiwifruit gives out a unique taste when added to tossed green salads.

Prepare a chutney by blending kiwifruit, orange and pineapple and serve aside to chicken or fish.

The distinguished flavor of kiwi fruit is used for preparing fruit tarts.

Sliced kiwi and strawberry will match perfect when topped with yogurt.

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