Passion Fruit is a native to South America and it is known by different names in different parts of the world. Today cultivation of this fruit is seen in many parts of the world like India, Philippines, New Zealand, Australia, United States and East Africa. In India, it is called as Krishna Phal. Also known as Granadilla. It is a kind of berry with sweet-sour taste, and filled with vitamins and minerals. Latin name for this fruit is Passiflora edulis. The plant of this fruit grows as a vine and has two colours - yellow and purple colour fruits.
One cup of raw passion fruit contains 1771 IU of Vitamin A and 1035 mcg of Beta carotene, whereas ripe passion fruit has 2329 IU of Vitamin A and 1297 mcg of Beta carotene. Apart from low level of calories, Passion fruit provides dietary fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, copper, phosphorous, magnesium, potassium, carotinoides and alkaloids.
How this fruit is used
The juice extracted from the ripe fruit is used as a drink.It can also be used to enrich the flavour of fruit salad.Another method of using passion fruit is adding in sauces, syrups and jellies.This fruit is also used in adding a distinct flavour in cakes, ice creams and desserts. Another best method of using it as jam which can be used with bread.
Passion fruit in other languages
English - passion fruit, Gujarati - Utkata phala, Spanish - parcha, Kannada - Pyason hannu, Bengali - Abega phala, Portuguese - maracuja, Tamil - Peravan palam, Telugu - Tapana phalam, French - fruit de la passion, Hindi - Joonoon ka phal, Marathi - Avada phala, and Taiwan - Baixiangguo.
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