Scientific name: Passiflora edulis
Other names: Passion fruit, maracuja, maracuya, fruit de la passion, liliko’i
A vine, originally from southern Brazil / northern Argentina. The fruit, or pepo, has a hard skin within which are the seeds and juice
Rich source of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and fibre.
Vitamin A (43% RDA)
Vitamin C (30% RDA)
Carbohydrate (18% RDA)
Iron (20% RDA)
Phosphorus (10% RDA)
Antioxidant benefits, prevent cancerous growth, stimulate digestion, boost immune function, improve eyesight, increase skin health, regulate fluid balance in the body, lower blood pressure, boost circulation, and improve bone mineral density.
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NB: While Alan Skyrme has a number of diplomas in Nutrition it is strongly recommended that the latest available analyses of the nutritional contents and benefits are obtained from appropriate sources. Those indicated here are indicative only and may be out of date.