Monday , September 25 2023

Anything you need to know about the passionflower and the passion fruit

Passiflora caerulea L.


  •  Growing to 10 m (33 ft) or more.
  • Its leaves are palmate and fragrant
  • Flowers blue-white with a prominent fringe of coronal filaments in bands of blue, white, and brown.
  • The ovoid orange fruit, growing to 6 cm (2 in), is edible but bland


  • It is a species of flowering plantnative to South America.
  • Found in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay and Brazil
  • it is a vigorous, deciduous or semi-evergreen tendril vine

Edible Uses

Flowers and fruit.

Health benefits of passion fruit

Delicious, passion fruit is a rich source of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and fiber. 100 g fruit contains about 97 calories.


  • The fruit is an excellent source of dietary fiber. 100 g fruit pulp contains 10.4 g or 27% of fiber.
  • good fiber in the diet helps remove cholesterol from the body.
  • Being a good bulk laxative, it also helps protect the colon mucosa by decreasing exposure time to toxic substances in the colon and wiping off the cancer-causing toxic substances from the colon.


  • Passion fruit is good in vitamin-C, providing about 30 mg per 100 g.
  • Vitamin-C (ascorbic acid) is a powerful water-soluble antioxidant.
  • Consumption of fruits rich in vitamin-C helps the human body develop resistance against flu-like infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals


  • The fruit carris very good levels of vitamin-A (provides about 1274 IU per 100 g), and flavonoid antioxidants such as ß-carotene and cryptoxanthin-ß.
  • Current research studies suggest that these compounds have antioxidant properties, and along with vitamin-A are essential for good eyesight.
  • Vitamin-A also required for maintaining healthy mucosa and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in vitamin-A and flavonoids may help to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.

Fresh granadilla

  • Fresh granadilla is very rich in potassium. 100 g fruit pulp has about 348 mg of potassium. Potassium is a major component of cells and body fluids and helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure.
  • Furthermore, granadilla is an excellent source of minerals. Iron, copper, magnesium and phosphorus are present in adequate amounts in the fruit.



Collected by

Dr. afsaneh Amin Ghafouri

About Afsane AminGhafouri

Dr Afsane Ghafuri
My name is Afsaneh Amin Ghafouri I have PhD degree in Agroecology from Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran. I have over 8 years of experience working in agricultural science as Medicinal Plants scientist. Currently, I work as a Senior Researcher (R&D) at Parsi Teb Herbal Pharmaceutical Company since 2017. I have written more than 100 articles on medicinal plants and their application in traditional medicine. Teaching experience for 8 years in the field of medicinal plants.

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