The sweetest of all the Passifloras nature has to offer. Though delicious, it may be cumbersome to eat, that is why we have invented a straw which allows a fun and easy experience for enjoying granadillas without getting messy. Try it!
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Research into the health benefits of this fruit is currently being carried out in the following areas:
Protection of the nervous system
A HIGH SOURCE OF VITAMIN C
Half a cup of granadilla provides 33% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. This vitamin helps support the immune system; it also helps with wound healing, the production of collagen, and it increases the amount of iron that our bodies can absorb from plants. Granadilla is also rich in antioxidants (flavonoids), which help our bodies fight toxins and free radicals.
A GOOD SOURCE OF POTASSIUM
A serving (100 grams) of granadilla provides 10% of the recommended daily intake of potassium. Potassium is essential for nerve and muscle activity, it also helps waste move out of the cells and lets nutrients in. A diet rich in potassium helps lower blood pressure and may offset some of sodium’s negative effects.
A NATURAL SOURCE OF FOLATE
Half a cup of granadilla provides 5% of the recommended daily intake of folate. Both folate and folic acid are a type of B vitamin; folate occurs naturally in food, while folic acid is the synthetic form. It is important for all women to take folic acid, especially those who are pregnant as it helps prevent birth defects.
A NATURAL SOURCE OF PHOSPHORUS
One serving of granadilla (1/2 a cup) provides 6% of the recommended daily intake of phosphorus. This mineral is a major component of bone and teeth and it is crucial for the growth, maintenance, and repair of cells and tissues. Phosphorus also helps the body to produce ATP, for energy production, and it plays a key role in the way the body uses carbohydrates and fats.
A NATURAL SOURCE OF MAGNESIUM
A serving (100 grams) of granadilla provides 7% of the recommended daily intake of magnesium. This powerful mineral regulates mineral balance in our body, and helps with energy production and enzyme activity
A NATURAL SOURCE OF IRON
A serving of granadilla (100 grams) provides 5% of the recommended daily intake of iron. Iron is needed for the production of hemoglobin, and it also helps build healthy muscles.
Also known as granada china, granada de moco and parchita, this fruit is believed to have originated in the Andes Mountains, around 1,200 B.C. Several fossils of this fruit have been found on the coastline of Perú. Granadilla is widely grown in Colombia and it is an important product of the country’s agriculture. Did you know that granadilla is called the “pediatric fruit”? It contains proteins that activate the thymus gland in children, which boosts their immune system and increases their growth rate. It also helps baby’s develop their digestive system. Some perfumes are made out of the granadilla tree’s flowers as it has a unique scent. Granadilla is also used in desserts and sauces, and the pulp can be used to make ice creams, yoghurts, jams and compotes.
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