New Zealand Gold Kiwi Zespri (6pcs)
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What’s the Difference Between Green and Gold Kiwifruit?
Vitamin C. Vitamin E. Folate. Potassium. Fiber. Electrolytes.
While green kiwifruit is the long-standing, well-known kiwi classic, here are some details about how it compares to its yellow fruit cousin.
The green kiwi has a fuzzy brown skin and oval shape. Gold kiwifruit, in contrast, has smooth, hairless skin that’s a nice golden-brown color.
Gold Kiwi has a totally different taste than the green kiwifruit, it has that tropically sweet taste. Some even say it tastes like a cross between a mango and a strawberry. Cutting in half and scooping out the flesh with a spoon is one of the easiest ways to enjoy them
Gold Kiwi is full of strength, this juicy, golden-fleshed new variety has a refreshing sweet taste with just a tip-off of sour. A beautiful, larger kiwifruit with a delicate texture inside a smooth skin.
If you eat oranges for their vitamin C, bananas for their potassium and apples for their fiber, you may want to pick up some kiwifruit on your next shopping trip. A 1997 study piloted at Rutgers University found that kiwifruit contains more nutrients per ounce than 27 other commonly consumed fruits, including oranges, apples, and bananas. While green kiwifruit is nutritionally comparable to the gold variety, there are a few minor differences.
Kiwifruit is higher in vitamin C than any other fruit. A cup serving of sliced green kiwifruit delivers about 170 milligrams of vitamin C or 278 percent of the recommended daily value based on a 2,000-calorie diet according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Gold kiwis are an even better source, with close to 200 milligrams per cup of sliced fruit. Not only is vitamin C essential to healthy skin, teeth, and bones, but it’s also a powerful antioxidant.
Kiwifruit is a good source of vitamin E, a fat-soluble nutrient that unveils significant antioxidant action and plays a role in immune system function. Because foods with substantial amounts of vitamin E are commonly higher in fat and calories, the low-fat, low-calorie kiwifruit is an unusual source. Whether you choose the green variety or the gold one, you’ll get right around 13 percent of the recommended daily value for vitamin E from a cup of sliced kiwifruit.
Green and gold kiwifruit are equally good sources of potassium, an electrolyte that plays a major role in nerve, muscle and heart function and helps protect against high blood pressure. While most Americans don’t get the 4,700 milligrams of potassium a day recommended for healthy adults, including kiwifruit in your diet can help you boost your intake you’ll get an average of 575 milligrams of potassium from a cup of sliced kiwifruit, according to the USDA.
A fiber-rich diet is connected with bowel regularity, normal cholesterol levels and a reduced risk of type-2 diabetes and heart disease. Although both kinds of kiwifruit provide significant amounts of fiber mainly when you consume the edible skins, too green kiwis are a better source: a 1-cup serving of the sliced fruit supplies 5.4 grams of fiber, or 22 percent of the recommended daily value. Gold kiwis, which have fewer seeds and have smoother skins, provide about 3.7 grams of fiber per serving.