My Top 5 Kiwi Fruit Recipes
I never realized the healthy benefits of eating Kiwi until I started working out. For one thing, Kiwi doesn’t look so inviting to eat on the outside with its green color and slimy texture. But my fitness trainer suggested that I include it in my diet because it can help me achieve the lean and attractive figure that I’ve always wanted. That’s the time I was able to prove that not everything is as it seems. In fact, according to the US Food and Drug Administration, Kiwi has no cholesterol and contains Vitamin C and E, Potassium, Magnesium and dietary fibers that are excellent sources for having a beautiful skin and developing body mass. It even has an anti-mutagenic property with its small glutathione content that reduces the risk of genetic mutation that can cause cancer. Kiwi also tastes good with its uncanny sweet sour flavor. There are other types of Kiwi aside from the Hardy (typical) kind, like the Arctic Kiwi (September Sun). It’s called arctic because it’s usually planted and grown in autumn, nearing the winter season. But it can also be just as healthy and tasty as the usual type when it’s made into a recipe. Here are my top 5 Kiwi Fruit recipes that can be tried at home, scrumptious yet guilt-free.
1. Kiwi Quick Bread
It’s a unique twist to the usual wheat bread because of the obvious additional ingredient which is the Kiwi fruit. It takes about 350 degrees to preheat it in an oven and needs to cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Kiwi provides an aromatic smell to the bread that is easily enticing. The first time I made this for breakfast, I was a bit hesitant because I wasn’t familiar with Kiwi at all. I thought it would taste horrible but it didn’t.
2. V’s Grilled Jerk Pork Tenderloin and Pineapple Mango-Kiwi Salsa
Okay. This one may not be suitable for those who would go for a strict diet. With its mouth-watering cut of pork meat, it may not look very healthy at first glance but it still is. The pork is grilled over a medium heat of 10 minutes making its texture and appearance soft and dry. The oil reduction brought by grilling also burns and minimizes the fat content. Partner it with a sweet pineapple mango-kiwi as it neutralizes the salty taste of the pork and give it a healthy option. This is a main course and desert in one. I tried it with my best friend and she loved it.
3. Banana and Kiwi Muffins
I’m addicted to the heavenly taste of blueberry and cheesecake muffins. Who wouldn’t be anyway, especially when they really have a nasty case of sweet tooth just like me? But banana and kiwi muffins taste just as good as what I have mentioned. These goodies have the rightful blend of sweet, salty and sour blend that is suitable for snacks. They easily make me full.
4. Kiwi Jam
This recipe is very easy to prepare because it only follows four procedures. It involves the use of unsweetened pineapple to lessen the amount of sugar content. The Kiwi fruit should also be finely peeled and chop to avoid residues from settling in the mixture and for easier digestion.
5. Pear, Kiwi, Berry, Flax Seed Smoothie
I’ve never heard of Flax seeds until I tried making this drink. Flax seeds, according to my trainer, contain lignans or proteins that have anti-tumor qualities that can reduce the risk of cancer among women and enhance sperm count for men. They are also known to lower the blood pressure and cholesterol levels in the body.
Kiwi has a lot of uses and can be prepared in a variety of ways. It may not have a very pleasing appearance but it has an unforgettable taste when combined with other food sources and can make people healthy.