Passion Fruit


The flavors found in passion fruit are only overshadowed by the nutritional benefits that the tropical food has. The fragrance is evident, even when the fruit has been harvested and transported.


There are a lot of vitamins in it, including vitamins A and C. Even though the fruit can be scooped from the outer rind and eaten, most people prefer to juice the it instead.


Health Benefits


There is essential dietary fiber in the fruit. It can help to keep you healthy and with your efforts to beat insomnia or lose weight. With the vitamin A your body is able to use the antioxidants to repair cellular damage caused by oxidation; supporting the health of your eyesight and skin as well.

When you add passion fruit to your diet you may be able to alleviate common respiratory ailments such as bronchitis and asthma. Some experts believe that flavonoids can be extracted from this fruit and can be used to alleviate wheezing as it soothes the bronchioles in the lungs.

The nutrients in the fruit help your tissues and organs regenerate and get stronger. It could help lower cholesterol.


The fruit is believed to be a good choice for anyone who wants to strengthen bone density, ward of cardiac problems, regulate their digestive system and high blood pressure.


It has been suggested that this particular fruit contains antimicrobial compounds that can fight bacterial infections.

The carbohydrates and natural sugars in the fruit also boost energy and endurance levels. If you are looking for a snack food that you can use to maintain you stay stronger in sports you might well consider this tropical fruit.

Remember that you should look for the yellow appearance as an indicator of its ripeness, if you want a juice that is pleasant tasting.


Passion Fruit Vinaigrette Recipe
 
Ingredients:

3 passion fruits
1 tablespoon of organic honey
2 tablespoons of brown mustard
¼ cup of grapefruit juice
1 ½ cups extra virgin olive oil

You can add additional seasonings like garlic, celery seed, coriander or chopped mint leaves to suit your taste.

Directions:

1- Cut the fruit in half and scoop out the sweet flesh.

2- Place the pulp into a blender, add the honey and brown mustard.

3- Puree for 15 seconds.

4- Run the mixture through a sieve to separate and strands and seed grit.

5- Pour the strained mixture into a bowl

6- Add grapefruit juice and extra virgin olive oil and use a hand whisk to combine ingredients.

7- Now you are ready to create a salad and use this vinaigrette as a dressing.

Try the vinaigrette with a fresh green salad or fruit salad.



Make your own juice

All you need to make the juice is a blender and the following ingredients:

6 passion fruits (yellow and ripe)
turbinado sugar (to taste)
4 cups cold water
2 cups of ice cubes (preferably small cubes)


Directions:

1- Remove the pulp and place into a blender.

2- Add the cold water and blend for 45 seconds.

3- Strain the mixture to remove any seeds.

4- Stir in 2 cups of water and 2 cups of ice cubes.

5- Blend again.

6- Add the turbinado sugar to sweeten the juice to your taste preference.

7- Use during the same day that is prepared or store in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.












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