How often do you eat the passion fruit?
Did you know that this fruit contains numerous essential vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals that are required for the healthy functioning of your body?
Passion fruit is a berry type of fruit that is borne on vines. This distinctive fruit contains numerous seeds that are encompassed by aromatic gelatinous juicy pulp. Its unique aroma is due to the numerous volatile compounds that degenerate with an increasing temperature. The passion fruit can either be yellowish or purplish in colour.
The passion fruit is botanically known as Passiflora edulis and belongs to the family of Passifloraceae. This family comprises of 12 genera, more than 500 species and are mostly found in Asia, Africa and tropical America. The tree is perennial in nature and bears spherical fruits with central cavities that are filled with aromatic juicy arils or pulp.
The yellow passion fruit (passiflora edulis f. flavicarpa Degener) can either be a mutation of the purple one or a hybrid between the purple and another related variety of the passion fruit. The purple passion fruit (Passiflora edulis Sims) is originally from the tropical part of America before spreading to other parts of the world. These two types of passion fruit are often referred to as either parchita (in Spanish), granadilla, lilikoi (in Hawaiian), parcha, or maracuja (in Portuguese).
The purple passion fruit peel extract is a rich constituent of 3 main components namely: quercetin-3-O-glucoside, edulilic acid and cyanidin-3-O-glucoside while the minor ingredients include kampferol, catechin, luteolin-8- C-neohesperoside, epicatechin, prunasin, protocatechuic acid, kampferol-3-O-glucoside, quercetin and luteolin-8-C-digitoxoside. Passion fruit contains a high level of fibres and provitamin A, low fat and low protein. It exhibits anti-inflammatory, antioxidizing, anti-fungal, antihypertensive and anti-diabetic properties.
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