Sweet Granadilla And Its Properties


Sweet Granadilla


Origin and Location
It is native from South America, it can be found in the banks of the Amazon River, Brazil specifically the foothills of the Andes from northern Chile to Venezuela. It is grown mainly in Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Mexico, Bolivia, Peru, United States and India.

Granadilla plant whose name used in Central and South America is passion fruit, but is also known as yellow passion fruit in Venezuela and lemon water in Hawaii, it is grown between 900 and 2700 m.

It has been observed that above 2000 masl, the production is bigger and better and also less present phytosanitary problems.

 The fruit is a berry with hard cover nearly spherical shape of 6 - 8 cm in diameter, with yellowish-green color when approaching the ripening.

The fruit has inside an average of 200-250 seeds wrapped in a translucent gray aryl, mucilaginous and acidulated which is the edible part, the seeds are attached to a white placenta corresponding to the mesocarp of the fruit, the seeds are black, flat shield-shaped and have small circular sunken areas and are relatively small and of hard testa. It has an average weight of 100 g.

Sweet Granadilla is known for its low fat content and contribution in fiber, vitamin A, C and K. Also containing phosphorus, iron and calcium.

Sweet Granadilla properties

* Relieves anxiety.

* Removes cholesterol.

* Prevents iron-deficiency anemia.

* Promotes sleep. Eliminate insomnia.

* It has antispasmodic properties. Relieves muscle spasms and convulsions.

* It provides vitamins A, B2 , B3 , B6 , B9 , C , E and K. Provides minerals such as Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium,Selenium, Sodium and Zinc.

* Has antioxidant properties. Eliminates free radicals.

* It has sedative properties. Relieves nervous states.

* The passion has cardiovascular properties.

* The passion regulates high blood pressure.

* It has laxative properties.

* It promotes good digestion.

* Relieves cold symptoms and flu states.

* The passion strengthens the immune system.

* Assist in the red blood cells formation, white blood cells and platelets.

* Helps maintain vision.

* It regulates heart rate.

* Reduces the risk of heart attacks.

* The passion fruit reduces risk for stroke .

Sweet Granadilla fruit can be stored at room temperature for two days in a dark, cool place. If you want to keep for longer time, it is best to keep them in the refrigerator, where they will endure until a week. Sweet Granadilla also can be frozen it.

There are over 100 different varieties of  Sweet Granadilla.Even are subjected to hybridization by the graft method. In European markets get different varieties with different names.Will also can call them passion fruit.


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