Health Benefits Of Kiwi Seeds

The black seeds of kiwi are more than what gets stuck in your teeth. As per the say big things start small, the benefits of these little seeds are small

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

A medium sized kiwi fruit contains 29 grams of essential fats in the form alpha-linolenic acid and also contains omega 3 fatty acids in smaller quantity, which is important for the brain function and heart health. Kiwi is one among those natural foods with a healthy ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 fats. The people in US get surplus amount of omega 6 fatty acids and deficit amount of omega 3 fatty acids. It will put out the high risk of inflammation, heart disease cancer and cognitive aging.

Contains Fibre

Each medium sized kiwi fruit will contain 2 grams of fibre, which is equivalent to 8%of the daily value. The fibre is also obtained from the skin and seeds of the fruit. Getting enough fibre would help in lowering the risk of high cholesterol, haemorrhoids, constipation and heart diseases. Fibre content will help you to maintain healthy weight.

Protein And Antioxidants

Kiwi seeds contain antioxidants in smaller quantity that contributes 5% of the daily required amount of antioxidants. Also the fruit contains some small quantity of protein (less than a gram), which provides amino acids to your body.

Allergen Considerations

Some people are allergic to peanuts and tree nuts and they may also react to the kiwi seeds. It has been found that the two allergens present inside the kiwi seeds exhibits cross reactivity towards the peanuts and the tree nuts. Digestion of the fruit causes the release of these allergens.

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