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Are kiwifruit really good for you?
- Ferguson, A.R., Ferguson, L.R.
- Acta horticulturae 2003 no.610 pp. 131-138
- ascorbic acid, ingestion, kiwifruit, nutritive value, potassium, ripening, risk, vitamin E, vitamin K
- Kiwifruit are enjoyable to eat. They are exceptionally good sources of vitamin C and they are also excellent sources of potassium and folate and possibly of vitamin E and vitamin K. They contain a most effective laxative. There is very little if any loss of nutritional quality during long-term storage and ripening. Kiwifruit may be particularly beneficial to elderly consumers. However, the risks from the allergic response to kiwifruit should not be underestimated.