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Passion Fruit – Vitamins and Health Benefits

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Passion Fruit

Passion fruit is a tropical fruit about the size of tennis ball with a brittle outer shell that contains crunchy seeds surrounded by intensely flavored, slightly sour, yellow, juicy pulp. The fruit is commonly known as Granadilla. In India, its widely known as ‘Krishna Phal’.

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Passion-Fruit Flower

Plant and Varieties

Passion-fruit plant is a vine specious and grown up in tropical area. There are many varieties for this fruit. Purple, yellow and golden varieties are most commonly grown in India.

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Green and Red Passion-Fruits

Vitamins and Calorie

Passion-fruit is highly nutritious and rich in vitamins. It’s a good source of nutrients, especially fiber, vitamins like Vitamin A and vitamin C. 20 grams weighted single fruit contains following ingredients.

  • Calories: 17
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Vitamin C: 9% of the RDI
  • Vitamin A: 8% of the RDI
  • Iron: 2% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 2% of the RDI
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Passion-Fruit
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Passion-Fruit – Juicy pulp inside the shell

Health Benefits

Granadilla fruits also have some great health benefits. Following are the dozens of great health benefits of passion fruit.

  • Passion fruit is highly rich in fiber and support digestion and treats gastrointestinal disorders
  • Passion fruit is highly rich in Vitamin C, and iron which increases hemoglobin in our red blood cells.
  • Because of low glycemic index and high fiber content, Passion fruit is good for diabetics.
  • Passion fruit has many types of antioxidants in it like Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and which will be better for skin health.
  • It is quite a challenge to maintain good cholesterol levels and support health of heart.

Passion-fruit is known to be rich in minerals like magnesium, calcium, iron phosphorous, potassium and sodium, and which will help to prevent bone weakness.

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Passion-Fruit Juice

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A graphic designer by profession, having found a hobby in photography, in this blog I share my photographs along with a little information on it.

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