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Passion fruit, Passiflora edulis / Passifloraceae
Note: Composition for 100 g. of fresh product
Values in ( min. - max. ) format.
Energy: 36.00-89.00 kcal
Fats: 0.40-3.50 g
Fibres: 1.45-3.30 g

Minerals

Calcium: 3.30-17.00 mg
Zinc: 0.650-0.800 mg
Phosporus: 57.00-64.00 mg
Iron: 0.750-1.30 mg
Magnesium: 28.80-29.00 mg
Manganese: 0.460-0.460 mg
Potasium: 200.00-349.00 mg
Selenium: 0.200-0.200 µg
Sodium: 14.60-19.00 mg
Proteins: 2.40-2.60 kcal
Carbohidrates: 5.80-11.80 g

Liposoluble Vitamins

A Retinol: 0.00-108.83 µg
A Carotenoids: 710.00-750.00 µg

Liposoluble Vitamins

B1 or Thiamine: 0.020-0.030 mg
B2 or Riboflavine: 0.100-0.120 mg
B3 or Niacine: 1.500-1.500 mg
The passion fruit is a tropical fruit that comes from different species of plants of the genus Passiflora. It is consumed for its fleshy, sweet and somewhat acid pulp, with which we can also prepare ice creams, sherbets, juices, etc. It is rich in vitamins and minerals. It also supplies fibre and it is low in calories.
Nutrition and eating
The passion fruit has sedative and relaxing effects, so it is recommended in case of anxiety or insomnia.
The fruit
The passion fruit is a tropical fruit that comes from different species of plants of the genus Passiflora. It is consumed for its fleshy, sweet and somewhat acid pulp, with which we can also prepare ice creams, sherbets, juices, etc. It is rich in vitamins and minerals. It also supplies fibre and it is low in calories.

The passion fruit or granadilla is a fleshy tropical fruit obtained from different species of the genus Passiflora, like the purple passion fruit, the yellow passion fruit, the sweet granadilla, the giant granadilla, cholupa, and the banana passionfruit. The size of the fruit varies between 4cm in the case of the purple fruit and 26cm for the giant granadilla, and they may be yellow, orange, green, brown or red according to the species and the variety.

The name of ‘passion fruit’ was given to the fruit by the Jesuit missionaries in the XVIth century, that saw in the flower the marks of Christ’s Passion.

This fruit is eaten raw, with spoon or in fruit salads. It is also used to flavour some cocktails and punches, as well as in juices, milkshakes, sherbets, custard and ice creams. It is highly appreciated in confectionery. The skin of this fruit, if dehydrated, is used as nutritional food for animals.

It is low in calories and rich in fibre, reason why it is indicated for people that follow a diet. Furthermore, it provides a great amount of vitamins and minerals.
The plant
There exist various species of passion fruit. These plants belong to the Pasifloraceous family, all of them of the genus Passiflora. It is a climbing perennial plant, with a cylindrical or slightly angular stem when the plant is young, smooth and of more or less dark green colour. It shows some tendrils rolled up in spirals, 20 to 40cm long.

The leaves are of dark green colour, alternate, with sawed edges, 8-16cm long. They show three marked lobes. The showy flowers are solitary. The fruits are globose or ovoid berries of different size according to the species. The colour ranges from yellow to purple brown or violet. Inside the fruit there are multiple black grains or seeds surrounded by a yellow, orange or greenish substance, the pulp.
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