Benefits of kiwi seeds
The seeds of kiwifruit are red-brown, tan or dark-brown in shape like sesame seeds. The seed coat is bony and has snake patterns on the surface. Kiwifruit seeds are rich in endosperm, the embryo is cylindrical, upright, and the cotyledons are short and oval. Each fruit contains 1000-1500 seeds, and the weight of 1000-grain is 1.1g-1.5g. Kiwi seeds are rich in protein, fat and minerals. Using supercritical CO2 extraction technology to extract kiwi fruit seed oil from kiwi fruit seeds, the color is golden and translucent, with a slight fragrance. Kiwi seed oil extracted from kiwi seeds is rich in flavonoids, polyphenols, trace element selenium and other biologically active substances, among which unsaturated fatty acids such as linoleic acid and linolenic acid account for more than 75%.
The oil content of kiwi fruit seeds is 23.2%, which contains a lot of unsaturated fatty acids, and the content of α-linolenic acid is as high as 60%, second only to perilla seed oil, and the content of vitamin E is quite high, which is comparable to wheat germ oil. In addition, kiwi fruit The seed oil unsaponifiable matter contains active steroids, flavonoids, and α-linolenic acid is an ω-3 series, which cannot be synthesized by itself in the human body and must be supplied by food. Kiwi seed oil extracted with supercritical CO2, alpha-linolenic acid is as high as 69.2%. It plays a special role in the structure and function of biofilms. It is a necessary factor for maintaining brain and nerve function. It can increase brain nutrition and make Improves memory, has anti-thrombotic and hypolipidemic effects, has a lasting effect on lowering cholesterol, preventing arteriosclerosis, and also reduces the onset of cerebral thrombosis and cardiovascular disease.
The content of linolenic acid and linoleic acid in kiwi fruit seed oil is in the forefront of more than 80 kinds of plant seed oils and marine organisms that have been proved, and it is the best resource of high-quality natural polyenoic acid in the world. Tested by relevant scientific research, medical and health departments, kiwi seed oil has the effects of assisting in lowering blood lipids, softening blood vessels and delaying aging. It has a very wide range of uses in the fields of medicine, health food and beauty and skin care products. The application value of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the field of medicine and health care has been recognized in countries around the world, and the market advantage is obvious.
Kiwi seeds can also be eaten directly. Kiwi fruit seeds are very small and covered with a layer of hard bony testa, so it is difficult to digest them directly when swallowed. It is best to chew several times when eating kiwi fruit seeds, and chew them up to facilitate the absorption of nutrients. .