Passion Fruit Juice

Passion Fruit Juice

The passion fruit is the fruit of a number of plants in the genus Passiflora.

Etymology

The passion fruit is so called because it is one of the many [[species]] of [[passion flower]], the English translation of the Latin genus name, Passiflora  and may be spelled passion fruit, passion fruit, or passion-fruit.

Appearance and structure

Passion fruits are round or oval. They can be yellow, red, purple, and green. The fruits have a juicy edible center composed of a large number of seeds.

Varieties

Edible passion fruits can be divided into three main types:

  •  purple passion fruit
  • yellow passion fruit
  • giant granadilla

Uses

The part of the fruit that is used (eaten) is the pulpy juicy seeds. Passion fruits can also be squeezed to make juice.

Nutrition

Raw passion fruit is 73% water, 22% carbohydrates, 2% protein and 0.7% fat (table). In a 100 gram amount, fresh passion fruit supplies 97 calories, and contains 36% of the Daily Value (DV) of vitamin C, 42% dietary fiber, B vitamins riboflavin (11% DV) and niacin (10% DV), 12% iron and 10% phosphorus (table).  No other micronutrients are in significant content.

Phytochemicals

Several varieties of passionfruit are rich in polyphenol content.

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