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Finding Zespri SunGold at the end of the rainbow

24/07/2018 24/07/2018
According to ancient folklore, there’s a pot of gold to be found at the end of every rainbow. Sounds too good to be true? Well at Zespri we’ve got something even better: a delicious yellow kiwifruit with a full spectrum of flavours.

According to ancient folklore, there’s a pot of gold to be found at the end of every rainbow. Sounds too good to be true? Well at Zespri we’ve got something even better: a delicious yellow kiwifruit with a full spectrum of flavours.

 

It’s no myth: Eating the rainbow is good for you

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There’s something uniquely cheerful about the colourful flash of a rainbow, brightening up dark rain clouds as the sun comes out. And if seeing a rainbow in the sky makes you smile on the outside, a great way to improve your physical wellbeing on the inside is to ‘eat the rainbow’.  Here’s how and why.

Nutritional experts agree that the colour of food can reveal a lot about the nutrients it contains inside. For example, green veggies and fruits are often high in B vitamins and iron, whilst yellow and orange fruits are normally higher in vitamins C and E.  Purple and dark blue fruit and vegetables contain ‘anthocyanins’, the topic of some very exciting research right now.  

By choosing to eat natural foods from across the entire colour spectrum, mealtimes not only become more interesting, but you can give your body a more complete range of the essential vitamins and minerals it needs to function throughout the day.

 

 Did you know?
Zespri SunGold tops the nutritional value table
compared to all other commonly eaten fruit. 
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.

 

Red and YELLOW and pink and green, orange and purple and blue…

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Feeling ready to take on the rainbow eating challenge? If so, Zespri SunGold kiwifruit is a great place to start. The striking yellow colour of its flesh provides a huge hint to one of the primary nutrients hidden inside: vitamin C.  In fact, it’s this high level of vitamin C that drives Zespri SunGold’s impressive nutrient adequacy score. What’s more, this refreshingly delicious fruit is also a source of fibre, folic acid and potassium.

 

How to colour your cooking with Zespri SunGold kiwifruit

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If ‘eating the rainbow’ doesn’t sound exciting enough, what about ‘cooking the rainbow’? The preparation of healthy family meals can also benefit from a splash of colour. Apart from brightening up the plate, the sweetness of Zespri SunGold kiwifruit allows you to create decadent deserts that don’t overdo the calories. For example, just take a look at this simple and tasty recipe for SunGold kiwifruit pavlova. How many colours can you spot?



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