Saturday, 3 November 2012

Passion Fruit

I love Passion Fruit!  I've never tried the purple kind, and apparently, they're even more flavorful. 

I love the sweet/tang of the orange ones I have eaten; they are so refreshing.

Health benefits of passion fruit

  •  rich source of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins and fiber.
  • Lots of fiber (27% per 100g)
  • vitamin C - reduces inflammation in the body, and wards off colds & flu
  • vitamin A, combined with flavonoid antioxidants such as β-carotene and cryptoxanthin-β are key to good eyesight
    • Potassium - helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure.
    • good source of minerals. Iron, copper, magnesium and phosphorus are present in adequate amounts in the fruit. 

    All that, annnd it's delicious!  Even if you haven't eaten the fruit itself, you'd probably know the taste, since it's popular in ice creams, gum, candy, desserts, etc.  All those good bad things.  Best to just cut the top off the fruit with a paring knife, grab a spoon and dig in.  
Here's why (right) my kids won't even try passion fruit.  They say it looks disgusting.  And I admit, it is a little off-putting, with its weird, jelly-like seeds.  It just doesn't seem like something you should eat!  I see that, but it's just so darned tasty; they're truly missing out.  (Well, who's to say?  We all have different tastes.)  At $2.48 each, I see them as a treat, and I love when I decide to pop one into my shopping basket.  Gives me a lil' thrill. 


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