Passion fruit is rich in antioxidants and dietary fiber, which have been linked to a lower risk of conditions like heart disease and diabetes.
Passion fruit (español: maracuyá) is the fruit of the Passiflora vine. It has a tough outer rind and juicy center full of edible seeds. There are several types that vary in size and color. Purple and yellow varieties are the most commonly available ones, including Passiflora edulis, small round or oval-shaped fruits with purple skin, and Passiflora flavicarpa, round or oval with yellow skin and usually slightly larger than the purple variety.
Passion fruit is rich in antioxidants and dietary fiber. Diets high in these nutrients have been linked to a lower risk of conditions like heart disease and diabetes. Passion fruit is a good source of fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin A. It is also rich in beneficial plant compounds, including carotenoids and polyphenols. It has a small amount of iron, and even though the body doesn’t usually absorb iron from plants very well, passion fruit comes with a lot of vitamin C, which is known to enhance iron absorption.
Passion fruit allergy is rare, but some cases occur. People with a latex allergy are at greater risk.