, author: Ermakova M.

Sunny pulp: the benefits and harms of passion fruit

The pulp of the tropical fruit passion fruit is actively used not only in the food industry, but also in the cosmetics industry, while few people know about the beneficial properties of this fruit.

The fruit with the unusual name passion fruit “came” to us from Brazil, but today it is also grown in South Africa. It is a large round fruit with dark blue skin and yellow granular flesh. Passion fruit is often grown for its delicious juice, which is added to drinks and desserts; its seeds are used to decorate sweet dishes, smoothies, cocktails and teas.

Benefits of passion fruit

Improves gastrointestinal tract activity

Passion fruit pulp consists of coarse fibers that have a mild laxative effect and remove toxins from the body.

Makes skin more beautiful

This exotic fruit contains alpha hydroxy acids, which make the skin more hydrated and tightened. It is no coincidence that passion fruit juice is present in cosmetic products for mature/aging skin. And gels based on this component nourish dry skin with moisture, making it smoother, eliminating flaking.

Relieves anxiety

The aroma of passion fruit is considered calming. It relieves stress and helps lift your mood.

Harm of passion fruit

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Causes allergies

Passion fruit may cause an allergic reaction in some people. Manifestations of allergies can be different - from redness and itching of the skin to swelling of the mucous membranes; Be careful when consuming this fruit, especially if you are allergic to other types of fruit. And also be careful when introducing passion fruit into the children's menu - a child’s body, not familiar with exotic fruits, may react unpredictably.

Increases blood sugar levels

Passion fruit pulp has a bright sweet taste, so it is not recommended for people with diabetes to consume it in large quantities.

Overall, passion fruit is a healthy fruit. It is only important to take into account the individual characteristics of your body or existing diseases before enjoying an exotic sweet.