Vitamin C Champion: How Much Kiwi is Recommended Per Day?

It’s rich with nutritional fibers, antioxidants and folic acid, and if that’s not enough – kiwi has many properties that help to prevent cancer. Here’s a bit about the healthiest ingredients in the fruit that came from China.

Kiwi is a climbing plant originated in China. Its rich in vitamin C, and one kiwi a day is enough to supply the body with the daily recommended amount of vitamin C.

The special combination it contains of low sodium and a high potassium level, in addition to the magnesium it contains helps the cardiovascular system’s function.

In addition, it is rich in polyphenols (antioxidants), nutritional fiber and folic acid, which helps protect the body from cancer. For example, in a study conducted in New Zealand it was found that eating 2-3 kiwis per day combined with physical activity will increase the activity of cells fixing DNA damages.

People suffering from gallbladder or kidney problems shouldn’t eat kiwi because of the oxalic acid it contains.

Nutritional values for 100 gram kiwi (1.5 units)

Calories

Grams/Milligrams

Nutritional fiber

3 grams

Vitamin C

93 mg

Magnesium

17 mg

Potassium

312 mg

Folic acid

25 mg

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