Aug. 20--Known for its sweet taste, Kiwifruit is often incorporated into fruit
salads, as a topping to meat in fruit salsas or eaten as a sweet snack. The
fruit is packed with antioxidants to boost the immune system and prevent
sickness. August is get acquainted with kiwi month so take this quiz to see how
much you know about this fruit.
1. Where did kiwi get its name from?
a) A small, flightless bird
b) An explorer from China
b) A Hawaiian man who discovered it
2. How much vitamin C does kiwi contain?
a) 80 percent
b) 1.5 times the recommended daily dose
c) 5 times the recommended daily dose
3. How much fiber does kiwi contain?
a) 3 grams
b) 10 grams
c) 8 grams
4. Kiwi contains actinidin. What is it?
a) An antioxidant
b) A natural sugar
c) A meat tenderizing enzyme
ANSWERS: 1: a) A small, flightless bird; 2: b) 1.5 times the recommended daily
dose; 3: a) 3 grams; 4: c) A meat tenderizing enzyme.
-- Sources: www.producepedia.com and www.topfoodfacts.com.
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