Do not judge a fruit by its size. This small fruit contains benefits that are waiting for you to discover!
Do you know that the Passion Fruit derived its name because of its flower. Missionaries named it because parts of the flower seemed reminiscent of the torture (the Passion) of Christ prior to his crucifixion. Are you able to spot the similarities between them?
History aside, the Passion fruit is definitely passionate about your body. Do not underestimate this small tropical fruit. It packs a bunch of benefits that is waiting for your discovery.
It is high in Vitamin A, C and dietary fiber.
Vitamin A is essential for good vision – it maintains healthy skin and it help to prevent lung and oral cavity cancer.
Vitamin C helps body develop resistance against flu-like infectious agents and scavenge harmful free radicals.
Passion Fruit seeds are found to be vital source of fiber, which aids in the digestive system. That said, it’s better to be eating Passion Fruits than to be popping those vitamin pills.
It lowers cholesterol and protects the heart.
The phenolic acids and flavonoids present in the fruit possess heart-protecting function. And it contains plant sterols, which is able to lower down the cholesterol level.
Besides that, it possesses somniferous properties, which when taken before going to bed, helps the person to calm down and relax to have a restful sleep.
It is a fruit chameleon.
Most importantly, the Passion Fruit can be made into anything under the sun. It can be a juice, liquor, flavouring, salad dressings, desserts and many more. The passion fruit is flexible ingredient and with the correct recipe, you will be able to produce the most flavourful dishes and drinks.
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