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[Material Moms] Why This Fruit Holds The Kiwi To A Mother’s Heart – Delphine Tan

In this week’s Material Moms, Delphine Tan gives you not one but eight reasons why every mum should consider adding kiwifruit to their child’s diet.

My kids don’t like veggies and are quite particular about fruits. One fruit they do enjoy very much is yellow kiwifruit because it’s so sweet and juicy. I love that it’s such a convenient fruit to give to the kids: no need to fiddle around with a peeler, a knife or a cutting board; just cut and scoop with a spoon or the Zespri® spife (that’s a special spoon-knife) and serve!


Here are some fun facts about Zespri® SunGold Kiwifruit (and other kiwifruits) to get any mum excited:

Fun Fact #1

Kiwifruits are a great source of fibre so they help to get things moving along in the loo, which is fab because constipated kids are such a pain in the butt (literally).

Fun Fact #2

Kiwifruits are on the Clean 15 list of fruits (i.e. fruits least likely to hold pesticide residues). You can feed it to your kids with complete peace of mind if you can’t find or can’t afford organic kiwifruits. Zespri® Kiwifruit is also completely natural and not genetically-modified so that’s one less thing to worry about.

Fun Fact #3

Some studies have shown that kiwifruit protects against respiratory problems such as asthma and wheezing in children. You can breathe easy knowing that!

Fun Fact #4

Kiwifruits have a low glycemic index which means that the glucose is slowly released into the bloodstream. You won’t have kids bouncing off the walls on a sugar rush! There’s also more potassium in a serving of kiwifruit than in a banana so it’s perfect for active kids.


Fun Fact #6

Kiwifruits contain high levels of natural chemicals (such as lutein and zeaxanthin) that may protect against eye problems. See why kids should be eating kiwifruit?


Fun Fact #8

The zinc in kiwifruit is needed for healthy hair, skin, teeth and nails so your kids can be healthy and LOOK healthy.

So there you have it – eight cool reasons why kiwifruit is excellent for your kids. I’ll see you at the supermarket!

Delphine - 2About The Author: Delphine Tan still feels like a kid but is married to Adrian and mother to Anya, Adam, and David. Since she has no artistic talent and does not know how to cook, she spends her free time reading, blogging, and collecting matryoshka. Besides being addicted to caffeine, Delphine also suffers from the compulsive need to Instagram every single plate of food that she eats.