Than it is useful to a kiwi and why it was called “ Chinese gooseberry “?
of the Kiwi became the ordinary guest on our counters in recent years. Its fresh berries have green color and many small seeds which are located very beautifully. Taste - something between strawberry and a gooseberry. This fruit is very vitamin-rich, especially And, In, With, mineral salts, and also tannic acid and enzymes which dissolve protein. 1 kiwi a day covers standard daily rate of vitamin C which, as we know, strengthens immune system, blood vessels, increases the organism resilience to various infections, helps an organism to struggle with a stress. Besides, the kiwi contains a lot of magnesium, mineral salts (potassium) and cellulose (which promotes removal from an organism of cholesterol and normalizes digestion).
Contains in one kiwi of the average size: 75 mg of vitamin C, 0,3 - 0,4 gr fat, 11 g of carbohydrates, 1 g of protein, 2,6 g of cellulose, 4 mg of sodium, do not contain cholesterol. Caloric content: 46 kcal.
the Recent researches conducted by the Norwegian scientists showed that this fruit is capable to burn the fats blocking arteries that reduces risk of formation of blood clots.
A kiwi - fruit young. Was born only in the middle of the 19th century as a result of an okulturivaniye of the Chinese liana the gardener - the fan from New Zealand Alexander Ellison. “ Monkey peach “ - mikhutao beautifully curled, blossomed in the beautiful white flowers and very much decorated the house. Thirty years of care of the stranger yielded the fruits - moreover what! Not some there “ gooseberry “ and of the size of goose egg and an unusual dushistost and taste.
Long time islanders grew up a kiwi on the fertile New Zealand field only at houses and in gardens. However distribution of new fruit was helped by the world industrial crisis which forced the port clerk James Makloklin to replace a kind of activity and to be engaged in cultivation of a kiwi, in parallel with lemons on which, however, special demand was not. So unusual fruit appeared on counters of shops and even began to travel.
With the American soldiers seeds of shaggy fruit removed to the USA, and extended across all Europe later. “ Chinese gooseberry “ got a world fame and received the name “ kiwi “ in honor of not flying bird of a kiwi living in New Zealand. Now kiwis grow up in New Zealand, California, in the west of France and in Israel.
Time of maturing of fruit: fall (in California it can be got from November to May, in New Zealand - from June to October).
Kiwis are considered ripened when when pressing by a finger you feel that they are slightly soft. They are most tasty fresh. They are usually eaten, or having cleared and having cut with pieces, or having cut in half across that two cups turned out. Eat with a spoon gentle pulp from a shaggy natural cup.
This fruit quite often causes an allergy therefore it is not recommended to be eaten to allergic persons.