This fruit was not so well-known in my younger days growing up in Barbados; but it was a familiar commercial drink when I returned to Barbados in the seventies; It is a very popular drink today, but I wish it was not so full of sugar.
In the Caribbean we grow both the purple and the yellow fruit. I have grown both in my backyard along the wall fence, where the vine spreads nicely.
When my German daughter and her girlfriend came for a visit about 5 years ago, i was very much surprised they both were familiar with the fruit and consumed it by just slicing it in half and scooping up the soft seedy pulp raw; a habit I now practice myself; but sometimes the seedy pulp can be too tart.
The commercial drink is a favorite among west Indians; I wished it was available unsweetened so you can add a little honey to your satisfaction. There is no reason why you cannot make your own passion an fruit drink from the fruit.
It is reported that the Spanish missionaries in Brazil referred to the flowers as the flowers of the five wounds, because it illustrates the crucifixion, hence the name passion fruit. The fruit originated in South America. In an area stretching from Brazil to northern Argentina.
The passion fruit is now a popular commercial crop all over the world, India, Eastern Asia, New guinea Australia, South America, Israel, Venezuela, Hawai, South Africa, Israel,New Zealand, the Caribbean and the warmer states like Florida, California, San Jose, Sanfrancissco Bay area .
Vitamins A,C (Antioxodants)
Increases haemoglobin in red blood cells
Helps regulate the thyroid activity in the body
Good for Diabetes
Younger looking skin
Keeps the heart healthy
Helps in speedy recovery of bones and prevent osteoporosis
Reduce risk of Arthritis
Prevent and cure Anemia
Good for eye health and vision
Assist in cell regeneration
Maintain healthy hair
How to Consume passion fruit
Do like I do, eat the pulp alond with seeds, if it’s tart add a little honey.
Make a juice. Strain the pulp to separate the seeds or put both pulp and seeds in a blender and then pass through a fine strainer.
Passion fruit JAM
Passion fruit nectar
See healthline.com for further details
For further information on passion fruit do an Internet Search, include sites like -health line. com; food ntv .com; crfg.com and just fun facts.com.
I sincerely hope you have read enough to convince you of the wisdom of a plant- based diet.
Cognitive Function Test
Exercise both brain and body daily and eat healthy foods.
Adopt a plant-based diet.
Keep your brain active and age gracefully.and reduce the risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s.
I heard part of a BBC broadcast on aging gracefully in the wee yours of the night between sleep and wake.
The broadcast was about the Snowdon Nun’s study on aging.
The study showed that the Nuns, whose brains were kept active lived longer without suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer’s.
The broadcast inspired my reason for adding these additional 100 brain exercises
Creating the brain exercises is my way of keeping the brain active,
The study showed that the Nuns whose brains were kept active, lived longer without suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer’s.
The 20 numbers posted represent a six-word sentence and health tip.
Clue number one shows an equation that represents the number of letters in each word.
Clue number two represents the complete sentence; the numbers are taken from the Alphabet Table posted below.
Can you read me?
Use the Alphabet table to read the sentence and health tip
Clue No One-
3 + 5 = 4 +2 + 3 + 4 = 21
Clue No Two
21. 19. 5. 19. 21. 7. 1.18. 12. 9.20. 23. 1. 19. 19. 1. 12.20.
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