It is ideally eaten fresh, but widely used as juice and pulp in yogurts, ice cream, preserves and jams, flavouring, and in fruit juices.
Passionfruit get its name from its flowers, which the Spanish missionaries thought resembled Christ's Passion, the crown of thorns.
Cross-breeding the purple and yellow species has led to larger purple varieties now available in fruit stores of America and Australia.
The passion fruit contains small amounts of Fat, Protein, Carbohydrate, and it has Sodium, Fiber, Vitamin A, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin C (ascorbic acid),Citric-acid, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Alkaloids, ascorbic-acid, beta-carotene , carotenoids, catalase, EO, ethyl-butyrate, ethyl-caproate, flavonoids, harman, malic-acid, N-hexyl-butyrate, N-hexyl-caproate, niacin, pectin-methylesterase, phenolase, phosphorus, thiamin, and xanthophylls.
Treatment of asthma, whooping cough, and bronchitis: Brewing a infusion tea made from the fresh flowers of the passionfruit vine will ease coughing and ease breathing. Drinking when needed, 1 to 3 times daily.
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