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    Old 07-15-2004, 10:31 PM   #1
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    Strawberries and kiwis...any benefits?

    I love these two fruits and I just bought about 2 pounds of each one yesterday, so I'll be eating them for a while. But I can't help but wonder...besides being fruit servings, do strawberries and kiwis offer any other nutritional benefits? (I.e., like carrots helping vision)

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    Old 07-16-2004, 05:36 AM   #2
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    Re: Strawberries and kiwis...any benefits?

    Not that I know of.
    I DO know that strawberries are on of the most common food allergens. Think HIVES!

     
    Old 07-19-2004, 08:33 AM   #3
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    Hello, Yes, the previous poster is absolutely right. Strawberries and kiwi have lots of vitamins in them. They also have fiber. Kiwi has more potatsium than bananas, which is really good for lowing high blood pressure and giving you lots of energy. All red/orange fruits and veggies have vitamin A, known as beta carotine, which is what gives them their wonderful color.
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    Re: Strawberries and kiwis...any benefits?

    Kiwi fruits are nutritional powerhouses! As stated above, they are high in fiber & potassium. They are also very high in Vit C (ounce for ounce, even higher than oranges, I believe), & are a good source of folate, magnesium, & even Vit E. In addition, they are loaded with phytochemicals that may play a role in fighting cancer. Strawberries are high in fiber & Vit. C. So, eat up those kiwis & strawberries!

     
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