I’ve been buying a lot of kiwi fruit lately (and no, not because I’m from the land of “kiwi”), but because I love the taste and it’s one of the fruits that’s often readily available and usually not too expensive. But did you know that new research, from Teikyo University in Tokyo, indicates that “kiwis are one of the best fruits you can eat to help you fight disease.”
Here’s an excerpt from an article which reported the findings:
- Kiwis are one of the best fruits you can eat to help you fight disease…They beat oranges, grapefruit, mandarins, and apples in their levels of antioxidants called polyphenols. Gold kiwi fruit came top for antioxidant content, followed by the green variety……‘Kiwi fruit may prevent the development of diseases caused by oxidative stress,’ say the researchers….
I love to eat kiwi fruit on it’s own, or with yogurt and cereal, but since my youngest daughter is so picky and not so keen on it, I turned it into a “treat” for her, and it worked. Try making these easy frozen treats the next time you buy some kiwi fruit.
Kiwi fruit – 6 or 7 (try a combination of green and gold); 1/2 cup dark chocolate bits; 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil
Slice the kiwi fruit and place on a baking sheet (you can insert popsicle sticks if you like), then place in the freezer until frozen. Next, place the chocolate and coconut oil in a double boiler, and heat through until melted and nicely blended. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature. Take the frozen kiwi fruit and dip quickly into the cooled chocolate, then place back on the baking tray. Return to freezer for another 30 minutes or so, then -enjoy!