In Vietnam, it is called “vine lemon” because it’s sour and grows on a vine. But passion fruit’s intoxicating fragrance with its sweet exotic aroma is superior to any juice.
Passion Fruit Health Benefits
- Vitamin C. Move over oranges. Passion fruit is full of antioxidant. Your body uses it to make blood vessels, cartilage, muscles, and collagen, which keeps skin looking young. It also helps your body heal, lowers inflammation, and protects your cells from damage. When you get enough vitamin C, it lowers your chances of getting colds and certain types of cancers.
- Vitamin A. Passion fruit’s pulp and crunchy seeds have 8% of the vitamin A you need every day. It’s a key to healthy eyes and cells, reproduction, and immunity.
- Fiber. Passion fruit has a lot of it. Fiber keeps your bowels healthy and moving, and it makes you feel fuller longer. It also lowers your cholesterol and your risk for diabetes, heart disease, and certain kinds of cancer.
- Nutrients. Passion fruit also gives your body calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and folate. These help your kidneys, nerves, muscles, and heart rhythm in big ways.