Improve your immunity and health by making kiwis your winter favorite. Kiwis are available all year long, but they are primarily in season during winter. You may be surprised to learn that one kiwi fruit has more vitamin C than an orange. The best way to eat kiwis is to wash them, peel them and eat them raw. However, if you are a foodie and enjoy experimenting with foods like me, try this Kiwi Sorbet from At This Healthy Table to add a deliciously healthy wintery dessert to your meal or snack.
This recipe is rated as a green dot, health-promoting food in our food rating system due to the following healthy qualities known to promote positive health and well-being if consumed as a part of a healthy diet.
- Low in calories per serving (< 100 kcal)
- A healthy balance of carbohydrates, added sugars, and dietary fiber
- Contains zero fat and sodium
- Excellent source of Vitamin C (89% RDA)
- No food additives, artificial flavor, or color
Therapeutic Health Benefits:
This wintery, healthy and delicious sorbet is a good balance of healthy carbohydrates and dietary fiber with a healthy balance of added sugars which is natural honey. One serving of sorbet meets about ½ cup daily fruit requirement of My Plate and also provides nearly 80 mg of vitamin C, which is about 89% of the daily requirement of RDA. Vitamin C is known as a powerful antioxidant, and it’s the ability to boost the immune system. The soluble fiber in kiwi further helps promote digestion, heart health, and weight management. This study showed that the daily consumption of 2 kiwis could help relieve constipation. In addition, added mint in the sorbet offers some extra health benefits. Peppermint contains a compound known as perillyl alcohol that has been shown to inhibit the growth formation of cancer. Peppermint has also been shown to relieve nasal symptoms of allergic rhinitis.
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Disclaimer: Please note that this page is not medical advice. This can only be used as general guidance to a healthy and balanced diet for your health and wellness. This food does not ensure an adequate or inadequate and safe intake level for a single person. Please consult your healthcare provider and check out our Medical Nutrition Therapy services for the meal plan that is right for you!