Kiwifruit Nutrition & Resources

Kiwifruit Quick Facts

  • A serving of kiwifruit (2 pieces) has less than 100 calories
  • Per serving, kiwifruit has twice the vitamin C of an orange
  • Kiwifruit is a low-fat source of vitamin E – rare among fruits
  • Kiwifruit supplies blood pressure – regulating potassium – as much as a banana
  • Fiber fortified, kiwifruit offers both soluble and insoluble fiber
  • Kiwifruit antioxidants are top performers on bioavailability
  • A new study shows that kiwifruit may help boost the body’s natural defense mechanisms
  • The high fiber content of kiwifruit contributes to its moderate to low glycemic index of 52
  • Kiwifruit contains folic acid, key to preventing birth defects
  • The natural pigments in kiwifruit provide both lutein and zeaxanthin. Research suggests these plant caratenoids may play a role in preventing age-related macular degeration (AMD)
  • The phytochemical anthocyanins, found in kiwifruit, may help reduce the risk of cancer and may prevent urinary tract infections
  • Kiwifruits contain magnesium and beta carotene
  • Regular kiwifruit consumption is as effective in reducing platelet aggregation, or blood clotting, as is aspirin


New Nutrition Resources

Learn more about Zespri Kiwifruit’s nutritional benefits sush as disease prevention and children’s health in “Kiwifruit Nutrition: A Brochure for Health Professionals