I never thought I could find my passionate passion fruit at the nearby shopping mall when we went for shopping 2 days back! Passion fruit is my all-time favourite with a spoon of sugar into it from my childhood days.
Yes, coming back to my passion fruit shopping; I paid Rs 50/- for 3Nos of my favourite fruit. I do remember the days of having enough passion fruits from a tree full of fruits in our neighbour’s agricultural land. Now that tree not there. Don’t know where it disappeared!
Well, What I want to tell you,
The Unending benefits of Passion Fruits (My passionate Passion Fruit)
Nowadays, more than 70% of people have problems like Obesity, High BP, Cholesterol etc. How many of you know the home remedies easily available from our surroundings itself. We can control all of these lifestyle diseases without any risk.
Do you know passion fruit? It’s easily grown in our surroundings. I was not aware that its benefits before (other than simply eating).
My parents having lifestyle diseases like cholesterol and BP and they were taking medicines regularly. Whereas my cousin suggested me to use passion fruit daily, it is good to control all these diseases and reduce coughing and asthma.
I just ignore her advise that time, but later I had read an article regarding the health benefits of passion fruit and how to cultivate it. I was impressed with that post and just made some investigations. The information which I got is mentioned below.
Trust me, it is much useful to reduce lifestyle diseases. If you want to plant a passion fruit tree, you can buy the passion fruit plant with pot here.
Passion fruit is one of the oldest fruit belongs to “Passifloraceae” family grown in the parts of western ghats. It is a type of berry, round or oval shaped fruit with a juicy interior filled with numerous seeds. Depending upon the variety, Its colour is Yellow or purple at maturity. Purple is much sweeter than the yellow one. Besides its exotic and unique flavor, it has amazing nutritional and medicinal properties.
1. Passion Fruit is An Excellent Source of Antioxidants
Antioxidants prevent the formation of free radicals regularly thereby preventing cancer. It contains a high amount of Vitamins like Vitamin A (43% of daily need) and Vitamin C both are strong antioxidants. So our body develops resistance against infections and protects the body from lung and oral cavity cancer.
2. Good Source of Fiber
It helps to remove cholesterol from the body and helps to protect from colon cancer. It carries good levels of flavonoid antioxidants such as beta carotene and Cryptoxanthin- beta, which are essential for good eyesight.
3. Rich in Potassium
Potassium helps to regulate electrolyte balance and control muscles function, especially heart muscles and prevent the release of calcium into the blood.
Minerals, Iron, copper, magnesium and phosphorus are present in adequate amount in this fruit. It contains low calories. Passion fruit helps in treating insomnia, reduces anxiety, protect from anaemia and excellent diet for weight loss. Purple fruit is very effective in controlling cough and asthma.
After All, How Do We EAT Passion Fruit?
It’s my own way of eating. You can give a try. Add a half teaspoon of sugar once cut in the top in an oval shape, mix it. Use a small spoon to eat. Even you can eat without adding sugar, the matured fruit.
Also, the passion fruit can be consumed in the form of juice, used in salads, mixed in cocktails in desserts and using as a flavouring agent. Even, Passion Fruit Tea is available. Now we have plenty of fruits in our home and we use daily and experienced, try the magical benefits of passion fruit too. Children will love it.