Kiwis grow like grapes, on the shrub-like vines, which are trained to grow on trellises. Their height ranges from five to six feet. Kiwi fruit continues to grow after they are picked.
Kiwi fruits have powerful antioxidant properties which mean that they combat the free radicals in the body which can damage healthy cells and cause them to become cancerous. Having potent antioxidant properties also means that they can help to thin the blood and so prevent blood clots. Antioxidants have also been proven to help to reduce signs of aging.
The content of dietary fiber in kiwi fruit ranks first among all fruits. The content of fiber in a kiwi fruit weighing 100g is 2.3 times as much as that of a banana and 2.5 times as much as that of an orange.
Another good reason to make smoothies using kiwi fruit is the fact they contain carnitine is one of the components to promote fat burning. It can enhance the effect of converting body’s excess fat into calorie. One you reach 20 the levels of carnitine inside the body decrease gradually, therefore, kiwi fruit is also a pretty good for weight-loss.
Here are some great kiwi recipes to try are
- 2 kiwi, peeled and chopped
- 2 cups strawberries
- 2 ripe bananas, chopped
- 1 cup orange juice
- 8 ounces of strawberry yogurt
Banana Kiwi Smoothie
- 2 Kiwi fruit, peeled and finely diced
- 1 ripe banana, sliced
- 1 cup milk
- 2 scoops vanilla ice-cream
Whatever recipe you select you will find that kiwis make an excellent fruit to put into a smoothie both because of their taste as well as because of their health benefits.