Can You Eat Passion Fruit Seeds? Know HereDanica Rojero
If you’ve never tried passion fruit, then you’re in for a treat. When you bite into one, you are greeted by a burst of sweet flavor that is followed by a burst of silky smooth texture.
This makes the perfect tropical fruit for those looking to add something a bit more than just a little bit sweet to their diet. Not only are they tasty, they are nutritious as well.
Passion fruit seeds are a popular food in many cultures; they’re eaten throughout Asia and South America.
They’re loaded with nutrients, including antioxidants and trace minerals. They’re also a good source of vitamins A, B, C and E, as well as potassium, magnesium and phosphorus.
Are passion fruit seeds good for you?
Passion fruit is a popular tropical fruit that grows in South America, and can be found in markets across the world. It’s a type of fruit native to Brazil, but is also widely grown in Florida, California and Hawaii, as well as some regions of China.
Passion fruit is also known by other names in various regions, including Passiflorine edulis (edible passion fruit) and Passiflorine incarnata (giant passion fruit).
The insoluble fiber in passion fruit seeds promotes intestinal health
Passion fruit is one of the most popular fruits in the world, and is known for its high concentration of fiber.
When it comes to fiber, insoluble is the keyword: it acts as a bulky filler in our stomachs, helping to digest food and provide us with a feeling of fullness, while also helping to lower our blood sugar by preventing blood sugar spikes and lowering insulin levels.
The insoluble fiber in passion fruit seeds is also resistant to water, which means it does not dissolve in water. As a result, insoluble fiber in passion fruit seeds remains intact, and exerts no negative effect on the digestive system.
Passion fruit seeds may offer significant cardiovascular benefits
Passion fruit seeds have a long history of use in many cultures. They are found in the skin of the fruit and are thought to contribute to the fruit’s (and so the plant’s) medicinal properties.
In the last decade, researchers have discovered that cardiovascular disease, a leading cause of death in the United States, is caused not so much by the heart itself, but by the clotting proteins and other substances found in our blood.
Passion fruit seeds, a type of fruit indigenous to South America, have been used in traditional medicine as an anti-inflammatory and antidepressant, as well as a sedative.
In a new study, researchers have found that the seeds contain high levels of gamma-resorcylic acid, which some studies have shown to increase the levels of compounds that protect against cardiovascular disease.
Piceatannol and scirpusin B in passion fruit seeds provide antioxidant protection
Passion fruit seeds are high in phytoestrogens because they’re a rich source of compounds called isoflavones, which have been shown to support the endocrine system and help lower blood pressure.
Passion fruit seeds are fairly high in piceatannol, an antioxidant found in a variety of foods. A new study has found that scirpusin B, a member of the carotenoid family, is also abundant in passionfruit seeds.
Passion fruit seeds deliver magnesium
The seeds of the passion fruit are soft and white, and they contain the magnesium called “magnesium oxide”, which is a good source of magnesium. The magnesium oxide is found in the seeds of all plants, but only as a tiny part of the material.
The seeds contain more magnesium than the leaves, which is why this is a very interesting part of the passion fruit.
Variations of passion fruit
Passion fruit juice
Come to the Philippines and you’ll be asking for passion fruit juice everywhere. It’s a fruity beverage made from the fruit of the passion fruit with very sweet and sour taste. There are different ways to prepare it but the most common is to blend it with water and sugar.
How to juice passion fruit?
It’s never been a bigger trend than it is now to juice foods. From smoothies, to juices, to using the juice as an ingredient in your own recipe, juicing is fast becoming the go-to way to get your daily nutrients. The process of juicing is pretty simple and easy to do.
- You just need to cut the fruit in half.
- Slice the fruit into very thin slices or right into the pulp.
- Next, drain all the excess juice that has collected and discard any pulp that was left behind.
- Then, you can finally put the juice to work.