Passion Fruit

Description

Common Name: Passion Fruit
Scientific Name: Passiflora edulis
Family Name: Passifloraceae

Edible Usages:
The fruit has a gelatin-like pulp filled with seeds. That part can be eaten by itself using a spoon or put in a bowl. If you prefer not to eat passion fruit seeds, you can strain them from the pulp. This creates fresh passion fruit juice. It can also be made into jam to be enjoyed with bread.

Medicinal Usages:
One study found that passion fruit was richer in polyphenols than many other tropical fruits, including banana, lychee, mango, papaya, and pineapple. Additionally, passion fruit offers a small amount of iron. Your body doesn’t usually absorb iron from plants very well. However, the iron in passion fruit comes with a lot of vitamin C, which is known to enhance iron absorption.

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