Passion Fruit‏

Passion Fruit‏

The ideal fruit for summertime, juicing the passion fruit helps to cool the body during the summer. It gives a juice recipe a refreshing, cool taste.

 

Passion fruit is an oval shape fruit, the juice have a very strong exotic flavor and a bright orange color, found in many tropical and sub-tropical countries.

 

Passion fruit stands for its unique exotic flavor and aroma and for its amazing nutritional and medicinal properties. The names passionflower and passion fruit sound “passionate,” but they have nothing in common with passionate love. In fact, the names are connected to the torments and Passion of Jesus on the cross, and therefore passionflower is commonly referred to as the “Flowers of Jesus.” The name “passion fruit” is not derived from any aphrodisiac quality of the fruit but was reportedly named by Spanish Catholic missionaries who saw the flower as the symbolism of the Passion of Christ in which Passus means “suffering” and Flos means “flower.”

 

Passion Fruit was introduced into Hawaii in 1880 and became popular in home gardens. It naturalized in Hawaii’s almost perfect climate and by 1930, could be found wild on all the islands of the Hawaiian chain. In 1951, the University of Hawaii chose passion fruit as the most promising crop for agricultural development and undertook a program to create an industry for the production of quick-frozen passion fruit juice concentrate. By 1958 the plantings had expanded to cover 490 hectares and the industry was rather well established.

 

Health Benefits of Passion Fruit

 

Passion fruit is rich in vitamin C, an antioxidant that protects you from the damage of free radicals which helps to prevent premature aging and keeping your immune system strong. With 71 milligrams per cup, one serving gives you all of the vitamin C you need each day. It also gives you 10 percent of the folate you need. Vitamin C and folate are water-soluble nutrients that slowly become depleted after harvest.

 

A tall cool glass of passion fruit juice helps unwind your nerves as well as your mind, causing you to really feel relaxed. This particular juice can also be recommended for digestive problems and enables along with indigestion as well as gastric problems.

 

Passion fruit is highly effective to protect from high blood pressure. It contains 348 mg of potassium.  High potassium balance sodium level in the body. High sodium levels in the body increase the risk of high blood pressure and other disease like heart attack or stroke.

 

Due to changes in lifestyle low eye vision problem is growing day by day. Loss of eye vision is usually due to lack of nutrition in food. But loss of eye vision can be reversed by including healthy food in the diet. Passion fruit is among those healthy foods that prove beneficial for the eye.  It contains a high amount of antioxidant vitamin A, vitamin C and flavonoids. These nutrients protect the eyes from free radical damage. So it is beneficial to protect eyes from vision loss and improve eyesight.

 

Always have fruits as a part of your diet, you might never know which illness you are preventing, having a well balanced diet with some fruits on the side will bring you a long way.

 

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