By Mike Boland, Paul J. Moughan
Kiwifruit have lengthy been referred to as an ornamental and unique fruit that may be utilized in truffles and clean fruit collations. what's much less renowned is that kiwifruit comprise more than a few ingredients with beneficial health-beneficial houses. those diversity from excessive degrees of high-impact diet C to enzymes that help with digestion, and polysaccharides that advertise intestine health and wellbeing. This quantity for the 1st time brings jointly the entire recognized overall healthiness and food merits of kiwifruit in a chain of chapters written by way of authors who're professionals of their fields.
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1. Oxalate Oxalic acid and its salts (oxalates) are present in a number of plant tissues. Insoluble calcium oxalate crystal bundles (raphides) are one of the factors responsible for the potential oral irritant effect of kiwifruit (Perera, Hallett, Nguyen, & Charles, 1990). There is some evidence that oxalate may interfere in nutrient absorption and may potentially be involved in the formation of kidney stones, if oxalate-rich foods are consumed in excess (Noonan & Savage, 1999). Although kiwifruit are relatively high in oxalate, on a weight for weight basis, the content is only 1–10% of the oxalate content of spinach (Nishiyama, 2007).
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3 g/100 g FW reported by Nishiyama et al. 1. , 2004). The sugar content of kiwifruit has a significant influence on the management of blood sugar levels following their consumption. This is covered in detail in Chapter 14. 1; Rush & Drummond, 2009). The low GI value of kiwifruit is observed in both healthy human subjects and those with Type II diabetes (Chen, Wu, Weng, & Liu, 2011). 46 Lynley Drummond 3. 1. Vitamin C Vitamin C (total ascorbic acid) content is the most important and distinctive nutritional attribute of kiwifruit.