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Current studies were performed to review the phytochemistry, nutritional and medicinal value of kiwi (Actinidia deliciosa). Kiwi is one of the richest sources of vitamin C, vitamin E along with folate, phenolic compounds, dietary fibers, and sufficient amount of essential minerals including zinc, copper, potassium so rate as a, highly healthy food. Having immense amount of vitamin C, it is highly recommended for bones and teeth issues, also to heart patients to avoid narrowing of arteries. For having much antioxidant, antitumor and anti-inflammatory properties kiwis are pointed for a promising treatment of catastrophic diseases involving cancer, heart disease, gastrointestinal issues and nervous disorders. For having strontium, biotin and collagen fibers, kiwis are considered an excellent fruit for sleep regulation, for healthy nails, hairs and teeth. However, processing of its extracts may affect the physiochemical and biological properties of kiwifruit derives ingredients. Allergens, mycotoxin, pesticides and heavy metals are the chemical hazards of kiwifruit.

Andrzej ŁUKASZYK – przewodniczący, Szczepan BILIŃSKI,
Mieczysław CHORĄŻY, Włodzimierz KOROHODA,

Adres redakcji:
Katedra i Zakład Histologii i Embriologii Uniwersytetu Medycznego w Poznaniu, ul. Święcickiego 6, 60-781 Poznań, tel. +48 61 8546453, fax. +48 61 8546440, email: mnowicki@ump.edu.pl

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