Nutritional Benefits of Kiwifruit, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 012394631X
  • ISBN-13: 9780123946317
  • DDC: 641.344
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 384 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Kiwifruit have long been known as a decorative and exotic fruit that can be used in desserts and fresh fruit collations. What is less well known is that kiwifruit contain a range of constituents with valuable health-beneficial properties. These range from high levels of high-impact vitamin C to enzymes that assist with digestion, and polysaccharides that promote gut health. This volume for the first time brings together all the known health and nutrition benefits of kiwifruit in a series of chapters written by authors who are authorities in their fields.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Kiwifruit: Taking Its Place in the Global Fruit Bowl.
2: Kiwifruit: The Wild and the Cultivated Plants.
3: The Composition and Nutritional Value of Kiwifruit.
4: Kiwifruit Proteins and Enzymes: Actinidin and Other Significant Proteins.
5: Fiber: Composition, Structures, and Functional Properties.
6: Secondary Metabolite Components of Kiwifruit.
7: The Bioavailability of Vitamin C from Kiwifruit.
8: Influence of Kiwifruit on Protein Digestion.
9: Kiwifruit, Mucins, and the Gut Barrier.
10: Digestion of Kiwifruit Fiber.
11: Modification of the Colonic Microbiota.
12: Kiwifruit Modulation of Gastrointestinal Motility.
13: Kiwifruit and Mineral Nutrition.
14: Kiwifruit, Carbohydrate Availability, and the Glycemic Response.
15: Cardioprotective Properties of Kiwifruit.
16: Kiwifruit as a Modulator of DNA Damage and DNA Repair.
17: Effects of Kiwifruit on Innate and Adaptive Immunity and Symptoms of Upper Respiratory Tract Infections.
18: Kiwifruit Allergies.