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Passion fruit is a fruit native to South America. It is sometimes called “granadilla”. One passion fruit.Canadian Academy of Sports Nutritioncup of passion fruit contains 55 grams of carbohydrates, 25 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein, and 2 grams of fat.

Average calories: 250 per one cup of fruit.

Passion fruit: one cup












Vitamins found in higher amounts: vitamins C, A, B2, B3, B6, and B9.

Minerals found in higher amounts: potassium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, and copper.

Phytonutrients found in higher amounts and their health benefits: the phytochemicals in passion fruit are carotenoids particularly beta-carotene and lycopene, and flavonoids. Beta-carotene is a vital nutrient for the eyes and protects them from age-related macular degeneration. Lycopene is a potent antioxidant that reduces the risk of passion fruit 2 caasndeveloping prostate cancer.

Flavonoids are nutrients that enhance immune system, diminish inflammation, protect against cancers and improve general wellbeing. One cup of passion fruit provides 968 mg of Omega-6 fatty acids.

According to few studies, passion fruit has a relaxing effect, reducing anxiety.