If not, why not?

Kiwifruit has a colorful green interior and a furry brown skin. You may have seen it only as a minimal addition to the top of a fruit salad. Kiwifruit as one of the most healthy fruits you can eat. And, yes … you should eat the skin, as it is actually good for you.

You should eat the skin of a kiwifruit, because most of the 2.1 g of dietary fiber in a medium-size kiwi is in the skin. Unlike other fruits such as apples, there is no need to buy organic kiwifruit to avoid pesticides. In 2003, the Environmental Working Group, a non-profit consumer protection agency, listed kiwifruit among 12 foods that are least contaminated by pesticides and herbicides.

Kiwi is a well-rounded fruit when it comes to vitamins and minerals. It is considered an “antioxidant” fruit because it has high levels of vitamin C. In fact, it has twice the vitamin C than an identical serving of oranges. A medium-size kiwi has 215 mg of potassium, which is about the same amount as a medium-size banana. Kiwifruit is also a good source of magnesium, potassium, vitamin A and folate.

Kiwi can promote optimal cardiovascular health by acting as a natural blood thinner. You will have to eat at least one medium-size kiwifruit every day to sustain this benefit. Kiwifruit carries no undesirable side effects such abnormal bruising and stomach problems, unlike aspirin, an over-the-counter pain reliever often used as a blood thinner. It’s reported that daily aspirin therapy can damage your intestinal walls by causing very small breaks that can lead to further cardiovascular problems.

Enjoy a Kiwi… With the skin on! It’s very tasty!

Know it, Feel it, Live it

Ref: http://www.livestrong.com/article/444198-should-you-eat-the-skin-of-a-kiwifruit/

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