Daily News: Nutrition

BRIEF: Nutrition Quiz Take this quiz to see what you know about kiwi

Lodi News-Sentinel (CA)

08-21-13

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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