Eating kiwi seeds is bad?
I am sure that many times we have asked ourselves this question, especially if we eat whole kiwis. Does something happen if we eat the Kiwi seeds? Are bad? Hello good?
Benefits of eating Kiwi seeds
As we already know, kiwi gives us a high of vitamins and minerals, since they are abundant in the fruit. Kiwi today continues to be an excellent nutritional supplement, which also helps to treat very specific diseases.
But not only the kiwi pulp is essential for our health. Kiwi seeds are very rich in essential oils. Yes, those black seeds that we can find inside the kiwi are incredible for our health, and they should never be removed before eating it. What's more, kiwi seeds should ALWAYS be eaten.
As we have already learned on our website, Kiwis originated in China. There their culture used this fruit as traditional medicine. For them, kiwi was a natural medicine, eating mainly its seeds. A cup of sliced Chinese green kiwi provides an incredible 170g of Vitamin C. As we already know, this vitamin is one of the strongest and most beneficial antioxidants in the world, this amount being 200% of the recommended daily nutritional value. Eye! Do not worry about this, because the excesses of vitamin C are not dangerous, they are expelled in the urine.
Benefits of Omega 3 from Kiwi seeds
Despite the fact that when we cut our kiwis into slices, we see those seeds everywhere, they only represent 3% of the weight of the kiwi. As we have already said before, kiwi seeds have Omega-3, one of the most important fatty acids to prevent heart and brain diseases. As there is so little amount of kiwi seeds, we should not leave any to eat, without a doubt, hence many people decide to eat it whole.
As additional information about the kiwi seeds, the Omega 3 that they present have more of this oil, than the flaxseed oil itself. Kiwi seeds are also rich in Vitamin A, and for centuries, the Chinese population used it for eye treatments for their elderly.
So how do you eat kiwi?
The most traditional way to eat kiwi, now that we know that the pips or seeds are not harmful, is as shown in Zespri's own television commercials. The most classic way to eat it is to cut it in half, and with a small spoon.