Kiwifruit originated in China where it was once considered a delicacy. Kiwi was introduced into North America in the 1960s; since then, many have enjoyed the unique taste of kiwi which blends a combination of strawberries, pineapple and bananas, notes the author of the book, "The World's Healthiest Foods."
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One medium kiwifruit weighing approximately 76 g, or 2.6 oz., contains only 46 calories. Kiwifruit contains no fat and carbohydrates weigh in at 11 g, or 4 percent of the Daily Value, based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Vitamins and Minerals
The amount of Vitamin C in one kiwifruit surpasses the amount seen in an orange, claims Mateljan. Consuming one kiwi delivers 95 percent of the Daily Value, or 570 mg, based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Kiwi is also a good source for potassium, copper, magnesium and Vitamin E.
Kiwifruit is a very good source of dietary fiber which helps maintain a healthy digestive system. One medium kiwifruit contains 3 g of fiber or 10 percent Daily Value.