A fruit which resembles a kiwi and has the odd name Actinidia will be available to Polish gardeners soon. This unusual fruit was cultivated by scientists from Warsaw University of Life Sciences. The fruit is very tasty and healthy according to the researchers from Warsaw. Actinidia (Actinidia arguta) whose fruit have different names in different countries (for example, hardy kiwifruit, kiwiberry, kiwai, kiwibe or minikiwi), was originally cultivated as an ornamental plant in gardens. However, it is also suitable for organic farming. The fruit are much smaller than kiwi fruit, have a smooth edible skin and you can eat them whole. They contain high amounts of Vitamin C, lutein, polyphenols and the protolytic enzyme actiniolin. Actinidia is very good for the digestive system and has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system. ‘Bingo’, ‘Domino’ and ‘Lucy’ are three new varieties of the fruit which will soon be available in Poland thanks to the commitment of scientists from the faculty of Horticulture, Biotechnology and Landscape Architecture.
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