Monday, April 11, 2011

Passion fruit

Passion fruit is popular fruit in many subtropical countries. It can be cut in halves and the pulp scooped out and eaten fresh by itself or added to fruit salad, ice cream and fruit juice.

Other products include tropical fruit cocktail, passionfruit sherbet and ice, and jelly and jam combination.

It adds a unique flavor to other fruit based beverages. The yellow passion fruit is preferred for processing because of its higher juice yield and acidity.

Passion fruit also good source of vitamin C, containing between 20 and 30 mg of vitamin C and 1272 IU of vitamin A per 100 g of fresh fruit, as well as other vitamins in smaller amounts.

Passions fruit is used as food, which has content of iron and vitamin C. Because of that it can reduces iron deficiency anemia.

Passion fruit plants grow very quickly after planting. Also the plant normally gives fruit for only three years and new plants must then be planted.
Passion fruit

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