Kiwi, also known as kiwifruit, is a fruit from the Actinidaceae family. Native to China and Taiwan, kiwi has been cultivated in many different parts of the world with a suitable climate. Kiwi is known for its acidic taste. Kiwis are also quite rich in nutrients and low in calories. It especially contains a high amount of vitamin C. In fact, the vitamin C kiwi contains is able to meet 71-85% of an adult’s daily intake of vitamin C.
However, kiwi is also rich in other nutrients that help with maintaining bowel health, reducing blood pressure and helping wounds heal. Aside from vitamin C, kiwis are also a great source of fiber. Kiwi also contains vitamin E which helps protect the skin from the damaging rays of the sun. On a different note, kiwi is discovered to help with sleep problems in a study done in 2011. According to the study, eating kiwi resulted in improved sleep in adults.
Kiwi Production and Export in Turkey
Kiwi cultivation started in countries with Mediterranean climates after it was discovered. Turkey is a crucial country in terms of kiwi production due to placing importance on increasing and improving the cultivation areas. Turkey produced 74.000 tons of kiwi in 2020. Especially the provinces of Yalova, Bursa and Ordu come to the fore in kiwi production in Turkey.
When it comes to exports. Turkey exported 4.783 tons of kiwi in 2020. Turkey exports the most kiwi to Spain with 22%. Russia is the second country Turkey exports the most kiwis. The cultivation and exports of kiwi in Turkey are expected to increase significantly in the upcoming years.
Turkish Goods provides high-quality kiwi to its partners around the world from the fertile lands of Turkey. Offering the best wholesale price in the market, Turkish Goods makes the entire import process easy, safe and fast.