Did you know? #6 Passion Fruit Health Benefits

Passion Fruit, also scientifically known as Passiflora edulis is cultivated commercially in tropical and subtropical areas for its sweet, seedy fruit and is widely grown in several countries in the world.

 

In Kenya, it was reported that the Agricultural Research Institute had developed three new passion fruit varieties. These new varieties aimed at helping with the economic status of smallholder farmers and contribute to an increase in passion fruit production in Kenya. The new varieties have been developed to also be drought tolerant.

 

Health benefits of passion fruit

Passion fruit is a very good source of dietary fiber which helps remove cholesterol from the body.

Passion fruit is good in vitamin C which helps the body develop resistance against flu, and bacterial infections.

Passion fruit contains vitamin-A and flavonoid antioxidants, research suggest that these compounds are essential for good eyesight, maintaining healthy mucus membrane and skin.

Consumption of natural fruits rich in vitamin-A, and flavonoids may helps to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.

Fresh passion fruit is very rich in potassium which helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure.

Granadilla is a very good source of minerals such as Iron, copper, magnesium and phosphorus.