Honestly, I don't really like passionfruit but after learning of how good they are, I gave it another chance. So happened the vegetarian cafe near my office was selling some passionfruits one day so I bought a bag. One bag consists of 6 pieces and it was about RM5.
In case you are wondering, here are the benefits of passionfruits:
Credit from this link: http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/passion-fruit.html
Health benefits of passion fruit
Delicious, passion fruit is rich source of
antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and fiber. 100 g fruit contains about
The fruit is a very good source of dietary
fiber. 100 g fruit pulp contains 10.4 g or 27% of fiber. Good fiber in
the diet helps remove cholesterol from the body. Being a good bulk
laxative, it also helps protect the colon mucous membrane by decreasing
exposure time to toxic substances in the
colon and wiping off cancer-causing toxic substances from the colon.
Passion fruit is good in
vitamin C, providing about 30 mg per 100 g. Vitamin-C (ascorbic acid) is a powerful water
soluble anti-oxidant. Consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C helps the
body develop resistance against flu-like infectious agents and scavenge
harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals.
The fruit carry very good levels of vitamin-A
(provides about 1274 IU per 100 g), and flavonoid antioxidants such as
ß-carotene and cryptoxanthin-ß. Current research studies suggest that
these compounds have antioxidant properties, and along with vitamin A
are essential for good eye-sight.
Vitamin A is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption
of natural fruits rich in vitamin-A, and flavonoids may helps to protect
from lung and oral cavity cancers.
Fresh granadilla is very rich in potassium. 100 g fruit pulp has about 348 mg of potassium. Potassium is an
important component of cells and body fluids, and helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure.
Furthermore, granadilla is a very good source of minerals. Iron, copper, magnesium and phosphorus are present in adequate amounts in the fruit.