4 amazing properties of Zespri SunGold kiwifruit
If you’ve never tried a yellow or golden kiwifruit before, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. If you’re a fan of the traditional green variety, then we think you’ll love Zespri SunGold, which is a sweeter, slightly tropical version! Golden kiwifruit doesn’t just have a unique colour and flavour however, it also boasts a whole range of properties that make it a popular choice for smart snackers.
1. SunGold kiwifruit contains nutrients with skin boosting properties1-3
Zespri SunGold kiwifruit is naturally high in vitamin C, a nutrient that brings an array of benefits for healthy skin. For example, many studies have shown that vitamin C plays an essential role in the formation of collagen, the substance that gives skin its fullness and elasticity.
Zespri SunGold kiwifruit has more than 3X the vitamin C of oranges / 100 g. That’s because Zespri SunGold kiwifruit is high in vitamin C and is one of the best sources among fruit and vegetables, with more than 161 mg of this defense-strengthening nutrient per 100 g
2. Zespri SunGold kiwifruit sweetens as it ripens
Distinctive flavour, attractive colour, great nutrition and that’s not all. After a couple of days in the fridge Zespri SunGold kiwifruit becomes softer, sweeter and even juicier – perfect for making a dessert or sweet snack.
3. Zespri SunGold kiwifruit can help maintain weight
If you are trying to eat healthily than being low in calories is probably one of the key properties you are looking for in a snack. Zespri SunGold kiwifruit contain just 79 kcal per 100 g! How many other sweet treats can say that?
4. Endless variations thanks to kiwifruit
The smooth texture of Zespri SunGold kiwifruit means it is easy to crush or puree, making it a great ingredient to have in the kitchen. Spoon it onto crepes and ice-cream as an alternative to juice or smoothie. But there are lots of other tasty combinations to choose from! Like this Kiwifruit Panna Cotta.
- USDA national nutrient database for standard reference (release 28) 2015. Available from: https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/ (accessed 9 January 2017).
- Linus Pauling Institute. Vitamin C and Skin Health. Available from: http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/health-disease/skin-health/vitamin-C (accessed 8 December 2016).
- Oregon State University. Vitamin C and Skin Health. Available from: http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/micronutrients-health/skin-health/nutrient-index/vitamin-C (accessed 8 December 2016).