Nutritional Benefits of Kiwifruit book cover

Nutritional Benefits of Kiwifruit

Kiwifruit have long been known as a decorative and exotic fruit that can be used in desserts and fresh fruit collations. What is less well known is that kiwifruit contain a range of constituents with valuable health-beneficial properties. These range from high levels of high-impact vitamin C to enzymes that assist with digestion, and polysaccharides that promote gut health. This volume for the first time brings together all the known health and nutrition benefits of kiwifruit in a series of chapters written by authors who are authorities in their fields.


Researchers and professionals involved in nutrition, health, fruit science and food science in general

Hardbound, 384 Pages

Published: February 2013

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-394294-4


  • Overview of the kiwifruit - what it is, place in society today, world production and major producers, major uses, distinguishing features

    C. Ward

    Composition - overview and nutritional value

    L. Drummond

    Proteins and enzymes - actinidin, other significant proteins

    M Boland

    Fibre - composition, structures, functional properties

    1. Simms

    Vitamin C - bioavailability from kiwifruit

    M. Vissers

    Actinidin and digestion

    L. Kaur


    P. Moughan

    Digestion of fibre

    S. Henare

    Modification of colonic flora

    J. Ansell

    Effects on macronutrient bioavailability (glycemic effects)

    J. Monro

    Effects on markers for cardiovascular health

    1. Duttaroy

    DNA repair

    1. Collins

    Immune modulation

    M. Skinner

    Kiwifruit allergies

    M. Bublin

    Effects on nutrient bioavailability - minerals

    M. Kruger

    History of cultivation of kiwifruit cultivars, breeding, genetics

    R. Ferguson

    Secondary metabolites

    T. McGhie

    Effects on GIT motility

    L. Drummond


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