Granadilla belongs to the family of the fruits of passion. It has a circular shape, weighs between 110 and 125gr and a diameter between 5 and 7.5cms. The skin is strong, thick and smooth orange. The pulp consists of small black and edible seeds covered with a juicy, crystalline, transparent and gelatinous texture. Its flavor is sweet and has a pleasant aroma.
BENEFITS OF THE GRANADILLA
Granadilla is an excellent source of potassium, calcium, phosphorus, iron and fiber. It helps provide essential vitamins for the body such as vitamin B1, B2, C and provitamin A. It also contains proteins and carbohydrates.
The consumption of granadilla is recommended for the stabilization of the nerves, since it works as a sedative or natural tranquilizer. Its juice is used as a digestive stimulant, it also controls the acidity and helps the healing of ulcers.
On the other hand, this fruit has a high fiber content if consumed with seeds. It is known as the “children’s fruit” because it activates the infants’ thymus and helps them grow.