Kiwifruit makes a great snack; yes it's good for you


(StatePoint) One of the most nutrient-dense foods available, kiwifruit are low-calorie, low-fat, high in fiber—and delicious. Registered dietitian Rebecca Scritchfield has a few things to tell you about enjoying kiwifruit:

• Nearly 70 percent of Americans don’t eat the daily-recommended amount of fruit. Kiwifruit is a delicious and healthy way to boost fresh fruit consumption.

• Kiwifruit are a great source of micronutrients including folate, vitamin E and antioxidants, which promote health and vitality.

• Kiwifruit are as versatile as they are flavorful. They’re perfect for everything from on-the-go snacks and smoothies to salads and salsas.

• The easiest way to enjoy kiwifruit is to simply cut in half, scoop out the fruit, and enjoy!

• New to produce sections this summer, Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit have golden yellow flesh and a sweet, refreshing, tropical flavor.

• Kiwifruit recipes and nutritional information can be found at www.ZespriKiwi.com.

• Zespri Kiwifruit are only available June through October.

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