Mini European kiwi berries called Nergi fruit arrive in UK

Mail Online | 7/9/2018 | Imogen Blake For Mailonline
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Move over goji berries and chia seeds, there's another superfood about to take the UK by storm.

Tiny French-grown green kiwi berries known as Nergi fruit are launching in three major supermarkets including M&S and Lidl for the first time this September when they come into season.

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They are being hailed as the UK's next favourite superfood as they are high in fibre, vitamin C and are very low-calorie with just 52 kcal per 100g.

But do the mini kiwi berries live up to the hype?

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The fruit, which looks like a mini kiwi when cut into and will be sold at M&S, Costco and Lidl, is a concentrated source of vitamin C, with more per 100g than oranges, lychees or redcurrants at 52.5mg.

Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant which helps fight free-radicals responsible for wrinkles and other signs of ageing on our faces.

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The berries, which have been grown in Asia for 1,000 years but have only recently been cultivated naturally in France and other European regions, are also said to contain a high amount of free radical-fighting vitamin E, with 5.28mg per 100g, which is 44 per cent of your daily recommended intake.

The fruit also contains potassium, with more than strawberries, and blueberries, and has a high fibre content.

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However despite its health benefits, Harley Street nutritionist Rhiannon Lambert has warned fruit fans not to rely on these berries as a miracle cure, adding: 'There is no such thing as a superfood'.

Rhiannon, the author of Re-Nourish: A Simple Way To Eat Well, told FEMAIL Food&Drink: 'There always seems to be a new "superfood" that comes in to the spotlight and the new...
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