Product Highlight

Passion Fruit

April 22, 2015

Product Highlight: Passion Fruit

How often do you use Passion fruit in your diet? We have been mixing these babies in our yoghurt like crazy and they provide so much flavor in smoothies. Let’s get to know this tasty fruit in this week’s Product Highlight: Passion Fruit, shall we?

  • Passion fruit derived its name from the passion flower vine it grows from. You might also know it as parcha, granadilla or maracuya
  • Fresh passion fruit is very rich in potassium, which is an important component of cells and body fluids. It also relaxes the tension of blood vessels and promotes increased blood flow
  • The peel of the fruit can have a soothing effect on your respiratory system. Sniffing on the peel can help reduce asthma attacks and coughs. I bet you didn’t know that!
  • Aside from the high antioxidant content from Vitamin C, which protects the skin from free radicals, it is vitamin A that boosts skin health, keeping it hydrated and glowing
  • Passion fruit contains medicinal alkaloids, including harman, which can function as a sedative. Consumption can help reduce restlessness, insomnia and nervous anxiety. So long sleepless nights!

Tip: Select heavy and firm pieces. It’s ripe when the skin looks wrinkled. The color is green when they are immature, gradually changing to shades of purple, red or yellow as they ripen

Tip: Leave at room temperature to ripen. The skin will wrinkle, but the fruit will not soften much. Once it’s ripe you can store in the refrigerator up to 1 week

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