Is kiwi a citrus fruit
Iran is the first country in producing kiwi fruit in the middle east and North Africa. That’s why Iranian kiwi fruit has gained a good market for exporting to the countries in the region.
Iranian kiwi fruit exported due to many reasons such as high quality, taste, etc.
Iran is now supplying the demand for this fruit in many countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, UAE, Turkey, Belarus, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, the Persian Gulf countries and even India.
Varieties of Iranian kiwi fruit
Different varieties of Iranian kiwi fruit are cultivated in the country which are Hayward, green, red and golden kiwi. The most common variety is the Hayward.
This variety of kiwi cultivated in Astara and Tonekabon cities in North Iran and usually packed in 3, 5, 10 and 15 kilogram boxes.
The other variety of kiwi which is the golden variety is the most wanted variety in the market.
Red kiwi is also very favorite because of its great color and the amount of antioxidant in it.
Benefits of the kiwi fruit
There are many benefits of kiwi as a cold season fruit.
Kiwi can help improve your sleep quality by reducing sleep disturbances.
Antioxidants found in kiwi, such as vitamin C as well as phytochemicals, such as zeaxanthin and lutein, help in iron absorption.
Kiwi helps the growth of lactic acid and blocks the development of E. coli bacteria and as a source of fiber helps relieve constipation.
Folate, along with flavonoids and Vitamin K, C, and E in kiwi also help prevent certain congenital disabilities and pregnant women should have a diet rich in folate to protect their babies.