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Is there a difference between kiwi fruit and kiwi fruit?

Publish Time: 2023-01-10 Views: 16

Kiwifruit is sweet and sour, rich in nutrition, and many people like to eat it. However, there are many questions about kiwis. Kiwis and kiwis look the same. What is the difference between them? Today, let us talk about those things about kiwi.

Actinidia tree, belonging to Actinidiaceae, deciduous woody vine with densely hairy branches. The leaves are ovoid or round, with dense gray hairs underneath. It blooms in summer, the flowers are white, and then turn yellow. The berry is slightly spherical in shape, 2.5-5 cm long, densely tomented at first, and glabrous at maturity, showing yellowish brown green. Most of them are produced in the central, southern and southwestern regions of China. The fruit tastes sweet and contains a variety of vitamins; the root can be used as medicine to clear heat and diuresis, disperse blood stasis and stop bleeding; the leaves can stop traumatic bleeding.


Kiwifruit was first discovered in the Qinba Mountains, the name comes from China. There are two opinions about its origin: one is that it is named because its hair looks like that of a macaque, and the other is that it is named because the macaque loves to eat it. The name kiwifruit comes from New Zealand. At that time, a New Zealand missionary brought a kiwi fruit seedling back to New Zealand from China. Since there are no artificially cultivated kiwis in China, there are only wild varieties, not to mention a name, so the missionaries named this never-before-seen plant after the national bird kiwi, called Kiwi fruit. Later, the Chinese transliterated it as kiwi fruit. Therefore, kiwi fruit is kiwi fruit, they are just different names at home and abroad.

What are the benefits of kiwi fruit?

Kiwifruit is rich in vitamin C and is one of the fruits with the best antioxidant effect. It is very beneficial to the development of skin, ligaments and bones. Eating two kiwis can meet the daily intake of vitamin C and potassium. Moreover, kiwifruit also contains folate (vitamin B9 that can promote the development of the brain and nervous system), and vitamin E, which has an antioxidant effect.

Who is not suitable for eating kiwi?

Kiwifruit is cold in nature, and those with deficiency of the spleen and stomach should eat with caution, and those with frequent diarrhea and frequent urination should not be consumed. Studies have shown that excessive consumption of kiwifruit in some children can cause severe allergic reactions. It is recommended that parents squeeze kiwifruit into fresh juice for children to eat, which is safer than cutting it into slices and feeding it to children.