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NUTRIENT RICHNESS

― Kiwifruit: your fruit for life

Zespri kiwifruit tops the nutritional value tables compared to all other fruit. It is one of the most nutritious fruits available, and is packed full of fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Zespri kiwifruit is a healthy and delicious option to complement your everyday diet.

Zespri SunGold kiwifruit is ranked as number
one in nutritional value

Zespri SunGold has a nutritional adequacy score of 18.8, making it one of the highest scoring fruits available in terms of nutrient richness. The nutrient adequacy of a certain food refers to how many nutrients it provides relative to its weight.

The high amount of vitamin C in kiwifruit is the primary driver of its high nutrient richness. Other key nutrients include fibre, folate and potassium. The combination of kiwifruit’s unique attributes works within the body to provide significant health benefits.

This score shows the contribution which 100g fruit makes to the reference values (RI) for a selection of 17 vitamins and minerals: fibre, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, vitamin C, thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine (vitamin B6), folate, vitamin B12, vitamin A and vitamin E.

The values used are recognised by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Nutrient Database of 2009. The nutritional density is calculated by dividing the nutritional value by the caloric value.

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― Kiwifruit helps meet your nutritional needs every day

The nutritional table for Zespri Green, Zespri Gold and Zespri SunGold kiwifruit provides you with an overview of the range and amount of nutrients found in a kiwifruit. You can also see the reference intake values of nutrients (the recommended daily intake) and how kiwifruit can help you to achieve these levels every day.

 

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References

  • Darmon N, Darmon M, Maillot M, Drewnowski A. A nutrient density standard for vegetables and fruits: nutrients per calorie and nutrients per unit cost. J Am Diet Assoc. 2005;105:1881-7.
  • USDA. USDA national nutrient database for standard reference (release 28). 2015.
  • USDA. USDA Nutrient Database of 2009.