The delicious and highly nutritious passion fruits are native to subtropical wild regions of south america and originated in Paraguay . It is a creeper and rises above the ground through tendrils .The leaves of this plants are trilobed ,long and deep green on the leaves tinges of red and purple also seen .Passion edulis is belongs to the family of passifloraceae .It is the shape of round to oval either yellow or dark purple color at maturity with a soft to firm ,juicy interior filled with numerous seeds .
Several distinct varieties of passion fruit which clearly differing exterior appearances exist .Now it is cultivated commercially in tropical and sub tropical areas of worldwide countries .It is available in both fresh and tinned .It is using for preparing fruit salads ,juices ,fresh fruit pulp ,sauce ,ice creams .cakes , mixed in cocktails ,flavoring agent and many desserts .
Passion fruits contains lots of nutrients and medicinal properties .it is rich in antioxidants ,polyphenols ,prunasin ,cyanogenic glycosides ,flavonoids ,cryptoxanthin B ,Beta carotene , dietary fiber ,folates ,protein ,vitamin A ,vitamin B 6 ,vitamin C ,vitamin K ,niacin ,riboflavin ,choline ,copper ,iron ,calcium ,magnesium ,phosphorous ,zinc ,sodium etc .
Regular in take of this passion fruit helps to
– Treat insomnia because it contains choline .choline is a phyto chemical helps for good sleep and relaxation .
– Improves the digestion and intestinal health .
– Prevents all types of cancers because of its anti cancer and antioxidant property .
– Good for eye sight ,prevents macular degeneration .cataracts ,night blindness because of its vitamin A content .
– Develop immunity against the infectious diseases because of its vitamin C content .
– Regulate the functions of cells ,maintain the normal body fluids ,regulate the heart rate and blood pressure because of its potassium content .
– Prevents heart attacks and strokes .
– Maintains the skin health .
– Improves the H B ( hemoglobin )levels in the blood .
– Maintain the bones health and prevents osteoporosis because of its calcium and magnesium content .
– Good for asthma
– Removes constipation because it is rich in dietary fiber .
– Reducing the body weight because it is having low calories
– Slow downs the digestion and absorption of sugar from the food because of its fiber content and good for diabetic patient .
– Reduce the bad cholesterol ( L D L ) in the blood and improves the good cholesterol .( H D L )
– Good for blood coagulation because of its vitamin K content .