Boost your immunity with Zespri Kiwifruit
The latest kiwifruit harvest from premier global kiwifruit exporter, Zespri International, has arrived to major South African supermarkets just in time to boost consumers’ immunity during the cold winter months.
A new compliment to the Zespri Kiwifruit will also be available to the South African consumer this year – the larger, sweeter and smooth-textured Zespri SunGold – a golden variety kiwifruit unique to Zespri.
Benefits of kiwifruit
Research has found that regularly eating Zespri SunGold kiwifruit may help reduce the symptoms of cold and flu – good news for South Africans as the winter season heralds bouts of illness as the body’s immune system takes a beating in the changing temperatures.
A study, published in the British Journal of Nutrition in 2012, found that Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit is particularly beneficial at reducing the duration of a sore throat and the severity of head congestion.
Like the Zespri Green kiwifruit, the Zespri SunGold kiwifruit is power-packed with more than 20 essential vitamins and minerals, more than almost all common fruits. It has exceptionally high levels of antioxidants, Vitamin C (3 times more than oranges, bite for bite) and Vitamin E (7 times more than apples and oranges) in a fruit. Eating Zespri kiwifruit can also help with digestion, skin care, heart health, weight loss and boost the immune system.
What Zespri has to say
According to Ben Hughes, Zespri International Regional Manager, “We’re very excited that the first New Zealand kiwifruit of the season have arrived in stores and our customers can now enjoy their daily allowance of vitamin C by eating SunGold Kiwifruit.”
“With May, June and July being the typical peak flu season in South Africa, daily consumption of Zespri kiwifruit will boost the immune system. The Zespri Green and SunGold kiwifruits can help South African stay healthy and protect themselves against infection”.
“Grown using the best and most sustainable methods, Zespri Green and SunGold kiwifruit promise quality in both taste and nutrients. Zespri kiwifruit taste great on their own using the Zespri ‘cut, scoop and enjoy method’, and also make great additions to snacks, meals or desserts”.
With its superior keeping qualities, consumers can also store and enjoy Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit for a longer period of time.
Where can you get Zespri Green and SunGold Kiwifruit?
Zespri Green and SunGold Kiwifruit are now available at all major retailers, such as Pick n Pay, Food Lover’s Market, Checkers and Spar in South Africa.
To ensure you are getting premium quality Zespri kiwifruit, look out for the Zespri fruit label on the kiwifruit.