Passion fruit, the name of it will just make you want to consume it, a fruit, native to South America and grows on vines, this fruit varies in size from about the size of a plum to the size of a grapefruit and can be found in two varieties namely yellow and purple.
Passion fruit was introduced to Hawaii in the 18th century but was first cultivated in Kenya in the 19th century. In recent times, passion fruit is being grown all over the world, and is enjoyed by many. Passion fruit is rich in vitamin C and other essential vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants.
A fruit belonging to the Passifloraceae family, passion fruit acquired its name from Catholic missionaries because the plant reminded them of the passion Jesus had for his people while on the cross.
This nutritious fruit contains fat, protein, fiber, minerals, calcium, phosphorus, iron, carotene, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, magnesium, vitamin A, potassium, ascorbic acid, citric acid and many more.
Passion fruit is packed with endless health benefits, it is known to fight cancer cells, it also acts as a pain reliever, anti-seizure, sedative, and an anti-inflammatory and treats disorders such as constipation, diarrhea, insomnia, menstrual problems, cough, hoarseness and sore throat. The pulp of the passion fruit can be used to calm the nerves treat headaches, fatigue, weakness, improves appetite, aids concentration, and insomnia. Passion fruit also helps to maintain a healthy skin and protects the eyes from diseases like cataract.
Passion fruit can be used to make juice, which is also beneficial in obtaining all the nutrients of this wonderful fruit, in fact, many people prefer to consume the juice than eating the actual fruit raw, it is also used as an ingredient in candies and other foods.
The fruit must be consumed immediately when reaped because it is easily wrinkled in ending fruits are an essential part of our lives and must be consumed regularly in order to stay healthy.