In passion fruit will fall in love with everyone who, after visiting tropical countries, will try this ripe fruit.
A pleasant combination of sweet and sour taste with exotic notes will not leave anyone indifferent.
Passion fruit or passion fruit is grown only in warm countries, for example in Brazil, but quickly became popular throughout Europe, due to its medicinal properties and unusual taste qualities.
Has fruits of yellow, yellow-orange, orange and dark purple oval form from 6 to 12 cm.
The fruit grows not on trees, but on vines.
Fruits are valued with a shiny smooth skin, although with a cracked and rough it is much sweeter.
There are about 400 varieties of passion fruit, differing in size, shape, color and taste.
Passion fruit is a storehouse of useful substances, in which there is almost the whole complex of vitamins necessary for the life of the organism:
From macronutrients in the composition there are:
Calories in passion fruit a little, 70-90 kcal, depending on the variety.
Fat and vegetable protein is small, but more than easily assimilated and useful carbohydrates – about 80%, which positively affects the functions of the intestine.
Fruits contain a large percentage of pure water, there are dietary fiber, juice reaches 40%.
Exotic fruit is not only a dietary product, but also a real medicine.
Passion fruit is useful in the disorder of the intestine, as it can normalize the work of the gastrointestinal tract and have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects.
It also accelerates the metabolism and actively participates in the cleansing of the body.
Experts argue that with regular consumption of passion fruit can prevent and get rid of many diseases of the urinary tract, liver, as well as diseases of the genital area.
Moreover, passion fruit brings pressure back to normal, relieves headaches and asthma attacks.
Older people are recommended to use this fruit for prevention.
Due to the presence of tocopherol in the composition, passion fruit well affects the condition of hair, skin and nails:
- fills with life;
- slows down the aging process;
- protects from harmful environmental factors.
Serotonin, present in the edible part of the fetus, takes care of the nervous system, relieves fatigue and neuroses.
Beta-carotene improves eyesight, calcium and fluoride strengthen teeth and bones.
In passion fruit, many antioxidants are capable of destroying pathogens of dangerous diseases, including cancer (fruits are recommended for cancer to slow the growth of the tumor).
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Broths from leaves of passion fruit help in the treatment of insomnia, irritability and ailments in the digestive system.
Also tinctures are effective in alleviating the symptoms of menopause.
Passion fruit is used in diet for weight loss: cleansing action helps to get rid of toxins and excess fatty deposits.
Exquisite dessert of exotic fruits with strawberries
- 1,2 kg of strawberry;
- 3 st. spoons of sugar;
- 100 g white dry wine;
- 3 fruit passion fruit;
- 2 Nectarine;
- 250 r raspberries;
- fresh mint
Wash the strawberries, remove the tails.
Set aside 200 g, and mix the rest of the mass with sugar and grind in a blender.
Add the wine to the mashed potatoes.
Cut the passion fruit in half, take out the seeds and add them in the mashed potatoes.
Finely chop the nectarine and the remaining strawberries, add them with raspberries in mashed potatoes.
Cover the resulting mass with a lid and refrigerate for one hour.
Chop the cooled mixture into soup plates, decorating with mint.
Juice of fruits of passion fruit is the most valuable product.
Freshly squeezed drink is consumed in its pure form or added to cocktails, mixed with juices of other fruits.
There are no special contraindications for this exotic fruit.
But people suffering from any kind of allergy should treat the fruits of passion fruit with caution.
Also do not forget that seeds cause drowsiness, so exclude use before activities that require vivacity and quick thinking.
Before use, the fruit is well cleared of wax and antibacterial agents used in transportation from rot and pests.
Passion fruit is a symbol of summer and carnivals!
Everyone can enjoy the aromas and taste of these juicy fruits.
Let in your life a bright tropical sun!
This video shows how useful this wonderful fruit is, how to use it and store it. Eat right!