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There are over 200 species of fruit-bearing Passiflora that prefers growing in the sub-tropical climate that doe not have frost. It has white flowers when blooming. It prefers acid free rich soils, although will grow in most soils types with moderate watering. 

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.

Medical Uses
Constipation reducer, Calming affect, Mild diuretic and Urinary tract infections inhibiter, Sore stomach easer, and General Heart and Health Tonic: Eating 2 to 3 fresh passionfruit pulp with seeds daily will provide fiber, calcium and vital nutrients to ease the stomach and bowel. Drinking 2 juiced fruit with 1 juiced orange and 2 slices of watermelon juiced in to 1 glass and drank first thing in the morning on empty stomach is a good health tonic. 
The yellow fruit is said to have higher active ingredients and medical properties then the purple variety. It’s said 2 cups of yellow passionfruit juice will calm a hyperactive kid. 

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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