Vitamin C is an essential vitamin in human nutrition. It has a significant role in supporting a healthy state. Humans cannot synthesise Vitamin C and in order to maintain good health, vitamin C must be provided on a daily basis from a dietary source.
Just one Zespri Kiwifruit gives you 100% of your daily vitamin C requirements.
Fruits and vegetables are a source of Vitamin C, but Zespri Kiwifruit provides one of the highest levels of Vitamin C with each bite. In fact, Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit has three times the Vitamin C* of oranges. One Zespri Kiwifruit is enough to provide 100% of your daily requirement.
Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit contains high levels of Vitamin C, which can also assist the body’s uptake of iron**. Iron is an essential mineral for red blood cell formation, thus promoting sufficient oxygen supplies to our cells and providing the necessary energy for daily activities.
*Vitamin C in mg/100g edible fruit. Source: USDA Nutrient Database Release 24.
**Beck, K., Conlon,C.A., Kruger, R., Coad, J., & Stonehouse, W.Gold Kiwifruit consumed with an iron-fortified breakfast cereal meal improves iron status in women with low iron stores: a 16-week randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Nutrition, First View, 1-8.