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Kiwi Curiosity

By: Cathy Christensen
Posted: May 26, 2010, from the June 2010 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.

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Wild Sockeye Salmon topped with grapefruit and kiwi salsa—Halcyon Hot Springs Village & Spa, Arrow Lake, British Columbia, Canada;

Vermicelli in a Creamy Custard with Kiwi, Mango, Blueberries and Sunflower Seeds—Elemental Embrace Wellness Spa Retreat, Brighton, Ontario, Canada;

Kiwi Glazed Cheesecake—The Oaks at Ojai, Ojai, California;

and check out the recipe for Kiwi and Raspberry Salad—also from Chef Christine Denney, The Oaks at Ojai, Ojai, California.

In the spa

Along with being rich in free radical-fighting antioxidants, the kiwi’s oil is rich in omega-3 alpha-lineolic acid, and its seed extract can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles if consumed in supplement form.1 Whole kiwi seeds are also often used as a natural exfoliator, and the fruit’s astringent properties are often used in toners and acne formulations. It also has skin-brightening qualities. Spa treatments and products use the benefits of kiwi in everything from body treatments to nail services, including: