Kiwifruit is one of the most nutritionally dense fruits out there

Packed with vitamins and minerals, only 50 calories …

(CAITLIN COVINGTON, GREATIST) Originally called the Chinese gooseberry, kiwifruit is packed with vitamins and minerals and is one of the most nutritionally dense fruits out there. These fuzzy fruits can help promote weight loss and may even help manage digestion and asthma.

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Kiwis are great for those trying to lose weight and still satisfy their sweet tooth. One medium fruit has only about 50 calories. PHOTO: Magnascan (Pixabay)

Kiwis are filled with essential vitamins. One medium kiwi packs 5 percent of the daily recommended amount of folate and 117 percent of daily vitamin C.

Plus, this tangy fruit provides 38 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin K, a nutrient often missing from people’s diets that is essential for bodily functions like normal blood clotting.

One cup of sliced kiwi (about two medium fruits) also contains 273 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C, which is important for the growth and repair of tissues in every part of the body. One cup of oranges, on the other hand, only contains 160 percent.

These guys got minerals covered, too. Kiwis offer a variety of nutrients such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, copper, and manganese.

And get this — one cup provides more potassium than the same amount of sliced bananas, with less sugar and calories, to boot.

Here’s the skinny: Kiwis are also great for those trying to diet or lose weight, with only about 50 calories in one medium fruit.  READ THE FULL STORY AT GREATIST.COM Also of interest: Who Knew Grapefruit Could Do All This?