Fruit of the passion

4 surprising benefits of passion fruit (and a recipe)

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:

Passion fruit is rich in antioxidants

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.

Passion fruit has low GI

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. 

Victoria Thais

A trip to India was all it took for Victoria to realise that meditation is not a fancy word for sitting around in silence. It truly changed Victoria’s life to a less stressful and more mindful one. Now a freelance consultant and journalist, Victoria joined KOKO to share her knowledge on those little things that are life so much better, and cosier.+ info

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