Passion fruit, also known as parchita or maracuyá, is a fruit originating in Central America. It is juicy, with a bittersweet flavor and very aromatic.
Despite its aphrodisiac powers, or the ability to increase happiness levels, it's name this has nothing to do with passion. In fact, the missionaries in Brazil named this flower "flower of the five wounds" or passion flower in order to teach the indigenous people about the passion of Christ.
This fruit contains a series of properties that enrich the human body. Today we mention some of the benefits that this delicious fruit brings to health:
It is rich in antioxidants and nutrients
It contains a large amount of vitamins A, B complex, and C, calcium, iron, phosphorous, sodium and potassium.
It's a good source of fiber.
A single-fruit serving of passion fruit provides around 2 grams of fiber which is quite a lot for such a small fruit.
Ideal for weight loss
Passion fruit is one of the few tropical fruits that has a low glycemic index (GI) value. This means that it does not cause a steep increase in blood sugar.
Helps combat insomnia and stress
It helps fight insomnia, depression, stress, menopause and PMS, thanks to its antispasmodic effects.
Check out our recipe with this amazin fruit.