Passion fruit is a member of the Passiflora family, originated in Brazil, Argentina, and almost South and North American countries. The size of passion fruit is equivalent to that of an egg or a little bigger. It has sphere shape when unripe, change to dark purple, and wrinkles as mature.
Passion fruit entered VietNam agriculture since the 20th century, rapidly expanding area, and specializing in Lam Dong, Kontum, Gia Lai, Daklak province.
Despite its small size, it is rich in many critical nutrients for our health, such as lipid, kali, natri, protein, carbohydrate, vitamin B12, magnesium, vitamin B6, etc.
Firstly, passion fruit contains a significant amount of vitamin A, which essential for good vision, protecting the surface of the eye and effective in treating dry of that.
Also, powerful antioxidants found in passion fruit demonstrated can boost collagen production and protect against free radicals, meanwhile minimizing the impact of the aging process, both in immediate and long-term effects.
Significantly, the fruit is beneficial for people who suffer insomnia and sleep disorder. Alkaloids compound in passion fruit makes an excellent distribution in maintaining good sleeping, losing depression, and keeping a relaxed state in mind.
Apart from insomnia, passion fruit is also an ideal treatment for hypertension. It is a good source of kali, required for vasodilation. This mineral helps strengthen cardiovascular health, circulate blood flow effectively, and remove surplus cholesterol inside the blood vessel.