9 Facts you Didn't Know of Passion Fruit

In this article you will find some characteristics of this great tropical fruit and 9 facts you didn’t know about the passion fruit.

It is one of the most representative fruits of the tropical. Known as the passion fruit, it is the fruit that produces the plant called passiflora edulis. And hence why it is known as “passion fruit”. Parchita or chinola in Central and South America.

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1. What benefits does it provide to the body?

Passion fruit provides us with vitamins A and C, minerals such as potassium, phosphorus and magnesium, as well as fiber, so its caloric value is very high.

Carbohydrates or carbohydrates (sugars) are the base of our food pyramid. Its main function is to provide the necessary energy. 

As for its properties, it is very interesting its capacity as a digestive regulator, its satiating power and its concentration of antioxidants.

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2. We can take advantage of even the shell

In addition to providing the same elements of its content, it has a lot of fiber. This can be used depending on the mode of preparation of the fruit. Fiber improves intestinal transit and regularity.

Did you know?

From the seed of the parchita an aromatic oil used in the cosmetological industry is extracted and its consumption strengthens the body in the prevention against heart disease and cancer.

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3. Helps us lose weight

Including it in our diet to lose weight is ideal because it exerts a satiety effect when eating and prevents the person from ingesting others.

Its antioxidant property has a detox effect that eliminates toxins and elements that the body does not need.

4. Controls stomach and menstrual pain

Provides antispasmodic effects. This makes the fruit perfect for controlling female menstrual cramps or even stomach or bronchial spasms.

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How should it be consumed to take advantage of all its nutrients?

Provides antispasmodic effects. This makes the fruit perfect for controlling female menstrual cramps or even stomach or bronchial spasms.

5. To reduce

Passion fruit water is low in calories and puts the purifying function into action. It gives a feeling of fullness and helps you forget about hunger for anxiety. You can prepare it by liquefying the fruit or only the pulp with water and sugar to taste.

6. To detox

The smoothies will be ideal for this purpose, but this time other fruits or vegetables should be used.

You can make excellent detox shakes by combining passion fruit with melon, papaya, cucumber, carrots, among others.

The joint action of all its properties can put into circulation toxins stored in the body, help improve the functioning of the intestine, reduce fluid retention and promote weight loss, when associated with a balanced diet.

Since in addition to being low in calories, they are rich in water and fibers that improve appetite control by decreasing the desire to eat during the day.

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7. For insomnia

For people who suffer from problems falling asleep at bedtime, passion fruit tea is recommended.

Boiling a few leaves in water you can enjoy the benefits that the plant provides.

The tea produces relaxation, being a nervous sedative. Suitable for irritability, restlessness, despair, anguish, depression and insomnia.

8. In the kitchen

Its use is increasingly widespread since it has gone from ornamental plant to kitchen ingredient. 75% of the pulp of this fruit is water and has a high fiber content, in the pulp and seeds.

Today we want to teach you how to prepare an easy and deliciously refreshing passion fruit water at home.

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9. How to make passion fruit water at home?


  • 1 Liter of water
  • 4 pieces passion fruit
  • 5 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup ice


  • First of all, you have to wash the fruit well with drinking water and cut them into halves.
  • Add half of the water to the blender along with the pulp and blend for a few minutes.
  • Strain the water into a pitcher and mix with the rest of the water
  • If you want to add the sweetener of your choice, add ice to a glass and serve your water
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