This seedy fruit with its unique and remarkable taste of sweet and sour makes my mouth watering every time I think of it. Yes, it’s Passion Fruit I am passionate about. 🙂
In Sri Lanka, you can find two varieties of passion fruits the yellow and dark purple, filled with juicy meat and abundance of seeds. Due to its aroma and flavouring property, it’s widely used in making ice-creams, cakes, pies, jellies and its syrup used in making cordials. Above all of that, I can not have enough of this amazing fruit on its own the way the mother nature gifted it to us.
And you should certainly sample some during your stay!
This remarkable fruit has a number of amazing health benefits.
- Great food for diabetics due to its Low Glycemic Index
- Gives a boost to the immune system
- Can help reducing sleep disorders and improve the quality of sleep
- High in fibre, fibre protects from colon cancer, helps reducing cholesterol and boost heart health.
- Due to its anti-inflammatory properties helps to soothe our skin and keeps it younger
- Eating passion fruit ensures a healthy cardiovascular system
- It can maintain a healthy blood pressure level
- Helps improve digestive health
- Can help to fight infection due to its high content of vitamin C (one cup – 236 g provides vitamin C of 118% of daily requirements)
- Prevents osteoporosis and promotes healthy bones due to rich in minerals such as magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, potassium, sodium
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