Kiwano Health Benefits
Are Kiwano great for your health? You bet! Kiwano health benefits make for some impressive reading.
As filling as watermelon, but with less sugar and low in calories and fat, it’s no surprise Kiwano has been touted as a wonder fruit.
Health specialists and nutritionists are increasingly calling attention to the importance of including adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals in our daily diet.
Zinc, calcium and magnesium are three of the most important minerals essential for good health. And all three just happen to be found in Kiwano. Kiwano are a good source of magnesium. This vital mineral supports hundreds of chemical reactions in your body. In fact, every cell in your body needs it to function! It also aids in the absorption of calcium by the body. And zinc is an essential mineral that actively supports the body’s immune system.
Kiwano are a good source of beta-carotene. This gives the fruit it’s vibrant colour and converts to Vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A helps maintain healthy skin, mucous membranes, immunity and promotes good eye health and vision.
Kiwano are also rich in a powerful antioxidant known as alpha-tocopherol. This antioxidant keeps the blood vessels and nerves healthy. It also helps in the neutralization of free-radicals in your body.
What’s more, Kiwano have benefits for heart health. Firstly, they have a high fibre content. Dietary fibre is key to heart health, as it helps to regulate the level of cholesterol in the body. Secondly, Kiwano contain oleic acid. This helps to maintain a healthy heart by helping to regulate blood pressure.
It all adds up to a fruit with some serious nutritional punch. And because we use sustainable farming methods, our Kiwano are grown free of harsh chemicals. Which means they are as good for you as they are for the earth. For more on our sustainable farming philosophy, check out our story.
Raw as a snack or in smoothies, juices, cocktails, sauces, salsas, sorbet, desserts, raita, salads – there are so many ways to get the health benefits of this delicious fruit. Visit our Kiwano recipes page or check out our Instagram feed for more inspiration.