Fall in love with Zespri Green kiwifruit!
It’s World Heart Day this week, which means it’s the perfect moment to take a step back and think about the things that you and your body love. After all, as the World Heart Federation points out: your heart is at the heart of your health1. So what makes your heart skip a beat? For us, it's a delicious bite of Zespri Green kiwifruit. Keep reading to find out why this little fruit has us head over heels…
Zespri Green kiwifruit is a good source of potassium
Ask someone to name a fruit that is rich in potassium and most would plump for ‘banana’. But here’s the thing: kiwifruit contains almost as much potassium as a banana2!
Potassium can be beneficial for the heart:
It is necessary for good muscular contraction
It helps you to maintain normal blood pressure
Zespri Green kiwifruit has an ATTRACTIVE nutritional profile
It may not be the fanciest-looking fruit on the shelf, but the kiwifruit still has an impressive set of statistics. Check out how high it is in 17 essential vitamins and minerals, including fibre, vitamin C, antioxidants and folate. With credentials like these, it’s not surprising that the kiwifruit is considered to be one of the most nutritious fruits out there.
Zespri Green kiwifruit is FRESH and SMOOTH
It only takes one bite and you’re hooked forever. The refreshing juiciness of a Zespri Green kiwifruit makes it the ideal dinner partner. And whilst we love the colourful contrast they can bring to savoury flavours in a starter or main course, it’s at the end of the meal when they really shine.
So (if like us), the way to your heart is through your stomach, why not try one of a delicious Zespri desserts? Our Green Banana Bread is a light, flavour filled treat that will remind you of your youth. Sprinkled with a dash of lime and cinnamon, it is sure to capture your heart!
- World Heart Federation. http://www.world-heart-federation.org/what-we-do/world-heart-day/
- USDA national nutrient database for standard reference (release 28) 2015. Available from: https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/ (accessed 9 January 2017).
- World Health Organization. Potassium intake for adults and children. Available at: http://www.who.int/nutrition/publications/guidelines/potassium_intake_printversion.pdf (accessed 8 December 2016).
- Merck Manual. Overview of potassium. Available at: http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/hormonal-and-metabolic-disorders/electrolyte-balance/overview-of-potassium (accessed 8 December 2016).