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The Healthiest Kiwi Juice!

Kiwi fruit

The Kiwifruit, sometimes shortened to kiwi and also known as the Chinese gooseberry is an egg-sized berry from the genus Actinidia. It has a brown, velvety grind with a strikingly gorgeous flesh. This is one of those really attractive and brightly-colored fruits with unique flavor. Its flesh is of a beautiful shade of emerald neatly lined with tiny, black, edible seeds. The kiwi’s taste varies from sweet to tart and because of this unique taste, it is perfect for garnishing and salads.

You might wonder where it gotten its name. The kiwifruit derived its name from a well-known flightless bird, kiwi. This bird is similarly brown just like its fruit and is the national symbol of New Zealand. The kiwifruit was originally named Chinese gooseberry where it originated but was immediately changed for export purposes into melonette. When New Zealand exporters brought the fruit, they renamed it once more into the kiwifruit.

Today, the kiwifruit is well-known in most parts of the world, especially in New Zealand.  It has been used in beauty products because of proven studies of the fruit’s benefits for the skin.

Kiwifruit Juice

How To Pick Fresh Kiwis

If you are planning to make fresh kiwi juice, you need some tips on how to choose the right kiwis as well as how to store them in the right way. Since kiwifruits are known to be extremely beneficial, people are gradually including them in their diet and the best way to include them is by making a refreshing and delicious kiwi juice. Eating them raw would also get you the same benefits but making its juice sure is a lot more fun.

In picking and choosing your kiwis, make sure to pick the sweetest, fullest-flavored, fragrant kiwifruits you could possibly find in supermarkets or in your own garden. To test your kiwis, gently press them and if they yield slightly just like ripe peaches, then you’re good to go. If they are too soft they might already be a little rotten.

However, if you’ve already picked unripe or firm kiwis, store them in a paper bag with an apple, pear, or banana inside for faster ripening. Make sure to put them at room temperature far from direct sunlight and heat. Storing ripe kiwis is a little bit different than storing other fruits; you should put them away from other fruits because kiwis are sensitive to the ethylene gas fruits emit. This would overripe the kiwis and would then cause discoloration.

Spectacular Health Benefits of KiwiFruit

You might not know this but kiwifruit is categorized right at the top in terms of its health benefits. Why? Because its emerald flesh is packed with nutrients.

Contains Potent ANTIOXIDANTS

Kiwis stand out from other fruits because they give a lot more benefits. For instance – kiwifruit is the number one fruit when it comes to Vitamin C content. An estimated amount of 98mg of Vitamin C can be found in the green variety of kiwifruit and an astonishing 120-180mg in the yellow kiwifruit per 100 grams of kiwi.

This vitamin is the number one potent antioxidant which protects our bodies from harmful diseases and ailments. It helps build-up our immunity and defends our bodies against oxidative stress. Vitamin C reverses oxidation in body liquids, thus is a highly-effective antioxidant, and can improve our health if included in our daily diet.

This aromatic fruit also contains other antioxidants such as the fat-soluble Vitamins A and E. Kiwis are rich in Vitamin E and are massively used as beauty products because they make our skin healthier and younger-looking. Kiwi has for instance two times more Vitamin E than avocados but less calories. Its Vitamin A content is in the form of beta-carotene which improves eyesight and relieves a disease called Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD)

Perfect for Pregnant Women

The high amount of potassium in kiwis makes this fruit advisable for the diet of pregnant women. It actually over-ranked the bananas in its potassium levels. It is also rich in calcium which aids in faster bone generation for the baby and bone-strengthening for the mother.

Relieves Impotence

The amino acid arginine in kiwis is known to be a powerful vasodilator and treats infertility in men. This helps expand the veins in the male sex organ, improves blood flow through it and this way helps with impotence.

An Anti-Depressant and Stress Reliever!

Could you believe that kiwis could treat depression? They contain serotonin, a substance which calms and soothes our bodies, and relieves stress. They also contain a substance called inositol which helps with depression as well as with diabetes.

Prevents Cancer

It has been proven that a daily intake of kiwis could prevent cancer cells from growing and spreading because of its potent antioxidants.

Contains Glutathione

Glutathione found in kiwis is a beneficial substance which cleanses and protects our body from diseases and cancer, it also prevents the mutation of genes and cells that may initiate in cancer process.  But the main purpose of glutathione is to whiten our skin and removes blemishes naturally. The glutathione and Vitamin E content in kiwis made this fruit a perfect skin whitener.

High-fiber Content

Fibers found in kiwi and other fruits also perform wonders in our body. They help control sugar levels which prevents diabetes. Fibers also expels harmful waste materials from our bodies and makes digestion easier.


(1 cup or 177 g of kiwi)

108 Calories

Carbohydrate:  25.9 g

Omega-3 Fatty Acids:  74.3 mg

Omega-6 Fatty Acids:  435 mg

Protein:  2.0 g

Vitamin A:  154 IU

Vitamin C:   164 mg

Vitamin E:  2.6 mg

Vitamin K:  71.3 mcg

Niacin:  0.6 mg

Vitamin B6:  0.1 mg

Folate:  44.2 mcg

Pantothenic Acid:  0.3 mg

Choline:  13.8 mg

Betaine:  0.9 mg

Calcium:  60.2 mg

Iron:  0.5 mg

Magnesium:  30.1 mg

Phosphorus:  60.2 mg

Potassium:  552 mg

Sodium:  5.3 mg

Zinc:  0.2 mg

Copper: 0.2 mg

Manganese:  0.2 mg

Selenium:  0.4 mcg

Ash:  1.1 g

Water: 147 g

The Kiwi-Apple Juice Recipe Surprise!


  • 3 medium-sized kiwis
  • 2 red apples
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 6 ice cubes


  1. Prepare a juicer and extract the apple juice first.
  2. Peel the kiwis and extract its juice just like what you did with the apples.
  3. Pour the kiwi and apple juices into a tall drinking glass; add some sugar or honey if you want it sweet.
  4. Refrigerate for an hour or 2 if you want it really chilled (but it is better served right away).
  5. Drop the ice cubes and some kiwi slices just before serving.
  6. Enjoy this healthy juice drink!

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3 Responses to Kiwi Juice

  1. Sue Graham says:

    Where can I purchase some Kiwi juice that ia already made? Does anyone put out kiwi juice concentrate. I have had Kiwi juice mixed with lemonade and feel that even that is beneficial. That is put out by Taste of the Islands: Calypso.
    Any help with this question, as to where I can purchase kiwi juice, would be greatly appreciated.

  2. mojo says:

    Hi Sue, try this one? It says it’s 100% natural, I just hope it’s really kiwi syrup not just kiwi flavored.

  3. Jesse says:

    Great article! I was in Beijing for the 2008 Summer Olympics and kiwi juice was the thang! Most places flavored it with the syrup, but deep within the walls of the Forbidden Palace, there was a food and drink stand that offered the real deal. No other place that I can find has offered the kiwi drink I experienced in that small tucked away stand. I’m hoping to find the recipe some day.

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