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SAINTJAMI
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9/11/07 8:03 A

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Medium Papaya (which is pretty large so I would definitely think it counts for two fruits)

Calories 118.6
Total Fat 0.4 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 9.1 mg
Potassium 781.3 mg
Total Carbohydrate 29.8 g
Dietary Fiber 5.5 g
Sugars 17.9 g
Protein 1.9 g
Vitamin A 66.5 %
Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
Vitamin B-6 2.9 %
Vitamin C 313.1 %
Vitamin D 0.0 %
Vitamin E 16.9 %
Calcium 7.3 %
Copper 2.4 %
Folate 28.9 %
Iron 1.7 %
Magnesium 7.6 %
Manganese 1.7 %
Niacin 5.1 %
Pantothenic Acid 6.6 %
Phosphorus 1.5 %
Riboflavin 5.7 %
Selenium 2.6 %
Thiamin 5.5 %
Zinc 1.4 %

The mango didn't look too bad, but I think all in all, the kiwi, banana, and papaya pack the most punch of those we've discussed here.

It's cool to me to see how God packed in so many good nutrients into these sweet little beauties. I'm a sugaraholic, but have curbed it quite a bit since joining SP. Studying the fruits has motivated me to eat God's desserts.
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9/11/07 7:53 A

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Mangos aren't bad (I don't eat the skin on anything - it's an IBS no-no!), but I'm addicted to papaya which is difficult to locate in Michigan!

Hmmm, now I'm curious about the nutritional benefit of papayas since they are also a tropical fruit. I'll let you know what I find!

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9/11/07 6:05 A

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haha thanks!
I was also thinking about mango skin too, I only started eating them a few weeks ago, and now they're one of my favourites, I have no idea how I missed such an awesome tasty fruit all my life!


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9/10/07 6:59 P

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I eat the skin too but, only when it is ripe! Same goes for the mango skin. Lots O' healthy tasty fiber:) Spark only has mango without refuse and does not have mango with skin.

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You are brave!

I bow to you lol!

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9/10/07 3:55 P

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I ate the skin yesterday, and it wasn't that bad! Anyone else dare?? emoticon


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9/10/07 3:01 P

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I love that story!

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9/9/07 12:37 A

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Glad you noted those facts! I eat them quite often, but never really paid attention to all of their nutrients!
I'm going to try the skin today! HAHA! I've been curious about what it would taste like for awhile because I noticed when you log it here, it gives you the with or without skin option, which I thought was so weird! Didn't think you could eat the skin either...
So, I'll let you know how it goes!
And the cat egg story is hilarious!
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I'm not eating the skin, but I'll still vote for kiwi!

I do count one banana as two fruit servings.

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Haha, that's a great story! I think from now on I'll just refer to them as cat eggs : )

But I am definitely NOT eating that skin!

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I second the motion - Kiwi for president :) Great story. Yes, being both a kiwi and a cat lover, every time I see one of them, will think of your story and giggle. Thanks for a good laugh! emoticon



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ROFLMAO.......now every time I see a kiwi I will think of that story! LOL Thanks for the chuckle!

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that story was soooo cute and funny. thanks. hahahaha.

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Ewwwwwwww I LOVE LOVE LOVE kiwis but I can't even imagine eating that rough hairy skin. bleck. hahaha.
I never even dreamed it was ok to! Learn something new everyday right?



 
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i am switchin to kiwis, though they hurt my mouth after a bit. i heard if you eat the skin, that is where most of the fiber is!!!

loved the kiwi for president!!

made me giggle!

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Tee hee Kiwi 4 President that is 2 cute! haha.
I LOVE kiwis too and your funny Kiwi 4 president thing made me think of a hilarious memory I HAVE 2 share now.

When I was a teen babysitting a 5 yr old and a 10 yr old. I always brought my own lunch usually healthy stuff & kept it in their fridge til' I was hungry.

I made the kids their lunch & was in the next room tidying up. The 5 yr old suddenly darts in grabs my arm frantically talking to me a million miles and hr. as he pulled me 2 the kitchen. I was following & trying to calm him at the same time to understand what he was saying. He opened the fridge door and stood there pointing at my kiwi panting excitedly out of breath and speechless with WIDE eyes. His older sister and I both said "What?" He said "The Cat Laid an EGG in the FRIDGE!" hahahaha His sister said "Cats DONT lay eggs STUPID!" poor little guy hahaha he thought they were going to have a kitten soon when he saw that hairy brown egg shaped thing. haha. SO CUTE!


 
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9/8/07 7:17 P

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Thanks Jami!!!!

I LOVE Kiwi....even more reason to eat them now!

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I was plugging in today's food onto SP and planning tomorrow's when I happened to notice the nutrition numbers for kiwi. What an amazing little fruit! I often eat a banana either with breakfast or as a mid-morning snack, not because I like them mind you (I tolerate them at best), but because of all the hype surrounding them. Imagine my excitement when I discovered the following information - banana info is in parenthesis:

kiwi - one medium size fruit
calories 46.4 (92)
total fat .3 (.5)
sat fat 0 (.2)
poly fat .2 (.1)
mono fat 0 (0)
cholesterol 0 (0)
sodium 3.8 (1)
potassium 252.3 (400)
total carb 11.3 (23.7)
fiber 2.6 (2.4)
sugar 0 (0)
protein .8 (1)
vit A 2.7 (1.6)
B-12 0 (0)
B-6 3.4 (29.2)
vit C 124.1 (15.3)
vit D 0 (0)
vit E 4.2 (1.4)
calcium 2 (.06)
copper 6 (5.3)
folate 7.2 (4.8)
iron 1.7 (1.7)
magnesium 5.7 (7.7)
manganese 0 (7.7)
niacin 1.9 (2.7)
pantothenic acid 0 (2.6)
phosphorus 3 (2)
riboflavin 2.2 (5.9)
selenium .7 (1.6)
thiamin 1 (3)
zinc .9 (1.1)

I typically count my banana as one fruit. Maybe it should be two, I don't know. But even if you decided that you REALLY needed the extra potassium, manganese, and thiamine (by the way, the potassium amount in the kiwi is more than the RDA), and the lower calories, fat, and carbs plus the extra calcium wasn't enough to switch, you could eat two medium kiwis and STILL come out ahead of the banana.

Just wanted to share that because it was an eye opener for me.

KIWI FOR PRESIDENT!
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